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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Third-party candidates likely won't win, but they can make difference in gubernatorial election

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    His campaign slogan - The Most Interesting Politician in the World - explains it all. Mike Dunafon, the mayor of Glendale who is running as an independent candidate in the heated two-way governor's race between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, is backed by rappers Wyclef Jean...

  • Dems, Republicans urge Colorado Springs voters to cast their ballots

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    As Republicans celebrate a significant lead in the number of party members who have returned ballots, both parties brought their ground game to Colorado Springs, leaving nothing to chance in the final days before election day. "Republicans vote in greater numbers early. If you look...

  • Senate candidate has a plan, but two-party system makes it hard to get message out

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Steve Shogan and his campaign team hit Colorado Springs and Pueblo this week trying to let voters know there is a third option in the ugly battle between U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Congressman Cory Gardner. There are actually a fourth, fifth and...

  • Ballot Countdown: Chris Christie looks to lift GOP candidates with Colorado Springs stop

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Christie to rally for state candidates The New Jersey governor with GOP presidential aspirations will be in Colorado Springs on Thursday to help rally voters around Republican candidates up and down the Colorado ticket. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors...

  • Jeb Bush rallies Colorado voters in Castle Rock

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CASTLE ROCK - Republicans rallied at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Wednesday night with hay bales and Jeb Bush, the latest GOP star to drop into Colorado and try to tip the political scale. With six days remaining before election night, both major political parties are focusing...

  • Lamborn, Halter campaigns return barbs in wake of 'false' TV ad

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Rep. Doug Lamborn said Monday he has never been to Brazil. The Republican incumbent was responding to a negative ad his Democratic opponent, Irv Halter, began airing on local TV stations last week. The ad says Lamborn has traveled to Brazil and other places on the taxpayer dime...

  • Most fears of voter fraud are unfounded, but a window exists

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Not since well-known Republican pundit Jon Caldara - a Boulder resident - cast a ballot in the Colorado Springs recall election last year, has there been such a kerfuffle about voter fraud in Colorado. An "undercover" political activist released video this month of young campaign...

  • Underdog Halter has big third quarter

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Irv Halter, the Democratic underdog in the 5th Congressional District Race, again outraised four-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs. Lamborn's third quarter report on the Federal Election Commission's website shows he raised $91,806 in July, August and...

  • Gov. Chris Christie in Colorado Springs on campaign trail

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will stump for Colorado's embattled Republicans Thursday at the El Paso County GOP headquarters. "Considering Christie's role as chairman of the RGA (Republican Governors Association), the timing of his visit indicates that El Paso County is pivotal,"...

  • Republicans outvoting Democrats by huge margin in El Paso County

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    As of Friday afternoon, two times more Republicans than Democrats had turned in their ballots in El Paso County. Across the state, Republicans are leading Democrats by more than 60,000 returned ballots as of Wednesday's report from the Secretary of State. But Democrats aren't...