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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Beauprez, after hours-long wait, concedes Colorado governor race to Hickenlooper

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Bob Beauprez, the GOP candidate for governor, conceded to Gov. John Hickenlooper late Wednesday afternoon, saying that while there are still ballots to be counted, "there just aren't enough options to get us across the finish line." Beauprez said in a statement that he called and...

  • Colorado governor: Hickenlooper winner in cliffhanger

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper celebrated his narrow victory Wednesday morning pledging to move forward and work for the next four years on building Colorado's economy. "Not to dwell on the wedge issues that so often divide us, but to come together as a state and seize this momentum that we...

  • Gardner's anti-climactic win has national ramifications

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Congressman Cory Gardner rode a Republican wave into the U.S. Senate Tuesday night to oust incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. Unofficial early results had Gardner up 7 percentage points over Udall, a lead he held through the night in an anti-climatic end to an election many people...

  • Lamborn, fresh off re-election, vows to work hard for defense spending

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Voters have overwhelmingly returned Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican mainstay, to office for his fifth term. Lamborn was challenged by Democrat Irv Halter, a long-shot candidate with an impressive campaign in an exceedingly Republican district. Unofficial results showed Lamborn...

  • Colorado's election night brings surprises; Hickenlooper escapes, wins second term

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Tuesday was a topsy-turvy night for both Republicans and Democrats battling it out in one of the country's most evenly divided states. Pundits called the midterm elections a nationwide Republican wave, but in Colorado voters clear split their tickets based on the candidates - not...

  • Key races too close to call heading into election day

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    It's unlikely any of Colorado's candidates got a good night's sleep Monday, with national polls and pundits saying the races are too close to call heading into Election Day. Last-minute polls conducted by Quinnipiac University and SurveyUSA put U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and...

  • Colorado voters not an easy group to figure out

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Colorado voters are never easy to peg. Take Ben Gahart, a 75-year-old Republican who dropped off an almost straight GOP ballot Saturday evening at Centennial Hall in downtown Colorado Springs. "We voted for Hickenlooper," Gahart said of he and his wife. "We thought he does a good,...

  • New, 100-bed warming shelter opens in Colorado Springs

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Last winter when temperatures dipped dangerously low, Salvation Army staff had to squeeze in far more people than could safely and comfortably fit in the RJ Montgomery Center shelter. "There were some nights where we went up to 49 beds," said Maj. Richard Larson, coordinator for the...

  • Senate candidate has a plan, but 2-party system makes him largely unknown

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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 Rep. Cory Gardner. There are actually fourth, fifth and sixth...

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

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    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...