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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • GOP likely to take Colorado Senate, Dems retain House

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Republicans appear likely to take over the state Senate, with fewer than 3,000 ballots remaining uncounted Friday night in the seat that will swing the majority. Unofficial results from Adams County, which were delayed by three days because a write-in candidate for county surveyor...

  • Newly elected Klingenschmitt opens up about death threats

    Updated: Fri, Nov 7, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, the newly elected state House representative for southeastern Colorado Springs, said he notified security at the Capitol that he received death threats this year that are under investigation. "I'm concerned, and I'm taking it seriously," Klingenschmitt said...

  • Colorado Senate control unknown as write-in ballots counted in Adams County

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    An overnight shift in election results in one state House of Representatives race has Democrats confident they will retain their majority in House next year - even if by only one seat. But the state Senate is in doubt as everyone awaits results that are trickling in from Adams...

  • Update: Dems may hold onto Colorado House control

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Update: Colorado Democrats' odds of holding the state House improved overnight with Daniel Kagan taking the lead after Arapahoe County reporter final results. Term-limited Speaker Mark Ferrandino will hold a news conference at 12:15 p.m. to talk about the results. The GOP needs to...

  • Hickenlooper pledges to work across party lines after winning second term

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Gov. John Hickenlooper fended off a national Republican surge to stay in power for another four years. The Colorado governor's race was a nail-biter right up to the early morning hours Wednesday, but after trailing all night Hickenlooper surged into a solid lead when 2 a.m. results...

  • 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...

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