Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • 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...

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn may cruise to reelection with 'noncampaign' strategy

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Voters in the El Paso County-centered 5th Congressional District likely won't see a slew of yard signs for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. He hasn't purchased TV ad time leading up to Election Day on Nov. 4. And he's refused to debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter. In fact, Lamborn...

  • Congressional District 5 race pits military veteran against long-time politician

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is seeking his fifth term in office, but standing in his way is retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Irv 
Halter. The race for the 5th Congressional District has been odd, with the incumbent engaging in little active campaigning while his...

  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a...

  • Widow of slain prisons chief asks Beauprez to leave tragedy out of gubernatorial fight

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The widow of slain prisons chief Tom Clements asked gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez to stop using her family's tragic loss for personal and political gain. "We're requesting you to please stop referencing our tragedy in your debate statements and in your campaign ads," Lisa...

  • Michelle Obama urges thousands to vote in Colorado campaign stops

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DENVER - First lady Michelle Obama urged a Denver crowd of about 1,500 supporters Thursday to be the votes that tip the scales for Democrats in Colorado during next month's midterm elections. "A lot of people were shocked when Barack won because they were counting on people like us to...

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