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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • 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...

  • Dems have financial lead in three state races, but GOP candidates have a strong ally

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Democrats have the financial lead in three tight races for the Colorado Springs state House and Senate, but the candidates might be battling more than their opponents' coffers heading into the November election. Republicans in three other El Paso County House races have taken...

  • 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...

  • Poll reverses projections on Hickenlooper-Beauprez race

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The last time Quinnipiac University unveiled a poll in the governor's race it was breaking news that Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Democratic incumbent, had fallen shockingly behind his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. But slightly more than a month later, the Massachusetts...

  • First lady in Denver to rally with Udall

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    First lady Michelle Obama is in Denver to stump with embattled U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat who Republicans have targeted in their effort to take over the Senate. Obama will speak Thursday afternooon at an event in the redeveloping River North (RiNo) Arts District just north of...

  • Both sides of racetrack gambling amendment are paying prominent Colorado Springs men for their support

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs men who publicly back the respective campaigns. Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs-based political consultant who owns a consulting...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees'...

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