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Republicans say their numbers are down but don’t count them out this legislative session

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Republican state House Minority Leader Mike Lynch speaks with Colorado Matters Host Chandra Whitfield Thomas at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Lynch represents District 49. which includes parts of Larimer and Weld counties.

Republicans face an uphill battle in the new legislative session – they hold fewer than a third of the seats in either chamber and the governor’s office is occupied by a Democrat. House Minority leader Mike Lynch and Senate Minority Leader Paul Lundeen outline their policy priorities and political strategy. Here’s our recent conversation with Democratic leaders.