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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • 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...

  • Beauprez touts plan to limit early releases for Colorado prison inmates

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Bob Beauprez was in Colorado Springs on Friday morning touting his plan to improve public safety, including a "truth in sentencing" policy that would limit early release of inmates from the Department of Corrections. The gubernatorial candidate held the news conference at the Colorado...

  • State House candidate chastised for sending insensitive email

    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs state House candidate who has gotten attention from making controversial statements, told three members of the Colorado Springs lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he would only meet with them after the election and only if his...

  • Senate candidates trade barbs before raucous Pueblo crowd

    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    PUEBLO - It was a fun U.S. Senate debate in Pueblo on Thursday night, a break from the tense public exchanges candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner had in Grand Junction and Denver this election season. The crowd at the Action 22 debate was noisy as people cheered and sometimes...

  • Third debate offers glimpse of stances by Udall, Gardner

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, were about as intense in their third meeting at a public debate as one would expect, given they each carry the hopes of their political parties for control of the Senate in 2015. Both candidates...

  • Irv Halter highlights military record in TV spot

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Irv Halter, the retired Air Force general who is trying to unseat Congressman Doug Lamborn, has released a TV ad that highlights his military career. Halter, a Democrat, has an uphill battle in the conservative leaning 5th Congressional District, but has been running a tough campaign...