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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Snoop Dogg enters Colorado politics First Wyclef Jean cut a single with gubernatorial independent candidate Mike Dunafon. Now the mayor of Glendale has the backing of Snoop Dogg, and all three released a remix of the political song "The Trap." In the song, Snoop Dogg says, "Vote Mike...

  • Widely watched U.S. Senate race offers distinct choices for Colorado voters

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The nation's eyes are on Colorado. If voters pick the younger rising GOP star from the eastern plains over the stalwart mountain-man Democratic incumbent, Republicans have a good shot at taking over the U.S. Senate for 2015. The race between U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, and Sen....

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn's refusal to debate has Halter talking to chickens

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three grown men dressed in chicken suits to make a statement about U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's refusal to debate closed their mock candidate forum Thursday with the Chicken Dance and a simple "thank you." The chickens are members of the newly formed campaign committee Colorado Springs...

  • Live coverage: Gubernatorial debate in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Colorado's embattled gubernatorial candidates will face each other Wednesday night in Colorado Springs, the next to last in a long string of public debates that began in September. Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, is in the fight of his political career against...

  • New Halter TV ad goes after Lamborn's committee attendance

    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Irv Halter has released a new TV ad this time going after Congressman Doug Lamborn's attendance record in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. "In the Air Force, when you're absent without leave you get arrested," Halter, a retired Air Force general says in the ad. "In Washington...

  • 5th Congressional District underdog raises more money than incumbent Lamborn

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Irv Halter, the Democratic underdog in the 5th Congressional District race, has again raised more money than the four-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs. Halter brought in $191,617 in the three months of the third quarter and has raised $706,471 so far this...

  • Find out who raised more in 3rd quarter? Halter or Lamborn?

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 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...

  • Republicans appear primed to take control of Senate

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Republicans appear to have slipped into the lead over the past several weeks in seven key U.S. Senate races that were once considered tossups - including Colorado - giving the GOP the Vegas odds to takeover the chambers for 2015. Two October polls give Republican Congressman Cory...

  • Political balance for Colorado senate hangs on victories in eight seats

    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs is once again on the front lines of a vicious partisan battle over eight seats on the ballot in November that will determine which party controls the state Senate in 2015. Democrats have held Colorado's state Senate since 2005. Recall elections in fall 2013 ousted...

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Go ahead and vote: No clothing required Democrats are encouraging El Paso County voters to cast their ballots in the buff this year with a "Vote Naked" campaign that reminds people ballots will be mailed out this week and even can be filled out in the nude. Although it's probably...

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