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Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Gardner's jump to senate race leaves Colorado's 4th Congressional District contest wide open

    Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    DENVER - The Colorado Capitol was buzzing Thursday about a game of political musical chairs set off by the bombshell announcement that incumbent Congressman Cory Gardner would leave his seat and run for U.S. Senate. State Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, said he is getting calls asking...

  • Four GOP candidates for Colorado governor to debate on Sunday; Live on Gazette.com

    Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    The Gazette is partnering with FOX31 Denver and the Colorado GOP to hold a debate with four Republican candidates for governor. The debate will air live at 9 a.m. Sunday on FOX31 and will be streamed live on gazette.com as well as kdvr.com. Participating in the debate are Secretary...

  • New GOP Congressional strategy has Gardner vying for Senate, Buck for House

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    DENVER - The GOP candidate shake up Wednesday drew praise from some and ire from others as sources confirmed that Congressman Cory Gardner will drop his reelection bid for the U.S. House and run for U.S. Senate. Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck announced he will step out of the...

  • Republican Senate hopefuls debate; Amy Stephens defends health exchange bill, takes jab at Ken Buck

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    Six Republicans vying for a place on the ballot opposing U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in 2014 agreed on much, threw only a few punches at each other and collectively despised Udall's record. The debate, run by political reporters and an editor from the The Denver Post, pitted the three...

  • Ethics panel decides it has no conflict in hearing complaint against Hickenlooper

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    DENVER - The Colorado Ethics Commission ruled Tuesday that three commissioners who donated to Gov. John Hickenlooper's campaign prior to joining the board do not have a conflict that precludes them from deciding on a complaint against the governor. Commissioner William Leone said...

  • Colorado makes pitch for 2016 Republican National Convention

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Democrats and Republicans came together Monday to unveil Denver's hefty application to host the Republican National Convention in 2016. "This is not about partisan politics," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, a Democrat. "This is about business for Denver." The convention would...

  • Another Republican jumps into governor's race

    Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    Roni Bell Sylvester, a rancher from LaSalle, is the seventh Republican to enter the Colorado governor race, but she's not daunted by the odds. "I have the cleanup crew," Sylvester said, referencing a group of close associates who she has worked with for years on policy research and...

  • Lamborn touted military record during Business Alliance luncheon Thursday

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Congressman Doug Lamborn touted his work to spare the defense budget from sequestration cuts during a luncheon where he told constituents about the state of the 5th Congressional District. "It is critical that the military does not turn into a budgetary punching bag," Lamborn said....

  • Two tax-break bills move forward, another killed in Colorado legislative committee

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    DENVER - The House Finance Committee approved tax credits for developers of affordable housing and a tax holiday for back to school, but Democrats killed a bill that would have created a tax holiday for firearms. Rep. Crisanta Duran's House Bill 1017 would create affordable housing...

  • Four GOP candidates debate in race for Colorado governor

    Published: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    As Republican candidates for Colorado governor introduced themselves to the electorate Tuesday night at a debate held by The Denver Post, the two top fundraisers were conspicuously absent and drew fire from opponents. Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former Congressman Tom...

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