Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been...

  • Udall's campaign goes after Gardner on shutdown

    Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    In a new online only video released Monday, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's campaign goes after his Republican challenger for his role shutting down the government in 2013.  Congressman Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, voted with his party against several budget agreements that...

  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Ad: It's time to try on candidates, check fit Tired of seeing campaign ads? Well at least there's some variety being offered. Here are some recent highlights. Yes to the dress: The Colorado Republican National Committee released an unusual video online that compares candidates to...

  • Ballot Countdown: Udall gets campaign boost, Beauprez under fire

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Udall gets campaign assist from Warren U.S. Sen. Mark Udall got some campaign help in Jefferson County from his popular Democratic colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the pair kicked off a canvassing effort Friday in the battleground county as Udall tries to retain his seat. Warren...

  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Hip-hop star to 
moderate debate A gubernatorial debate that's focused on including third-party candidates will be moderated by Professor Griff from the hip-hop group Public Enemy. The debate is being organized by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation and begins at 7 p.m. Oct....

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Money has poured into the Colorado governor's race over the past two weeks - more than $500,000 to the candidates alone - as Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez try to win over voters before ballots go out in early October. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, led the two-week campaign...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez find common ground, note differences in second debate

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, went head to head Tuesday night for the second time in the state's heated gubernatorial campaign - each trying to trip the other up on hot-topic issues like abortion and the death penalty. Beauprez - after...

  • Cory Gardner releases new ad about his "Four Corners Plan"

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Congressman Cory Gardner, the Republican trying to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, unveiled a new TV ad Wednesday that highlights his "Four Corners Plan." He takes the first half of the 30 second ad to call out negative ads running against him and says they are all false. "Truth...

  • Organizer of meeting defends Rep. Doug Lamborn's comments

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    David Kelly the organizer of Liberty First in Colorado Springs came out in defense of statements Congressman Doug Lamborn made at the group's meeting last week about encouraging generals to resign for political reasons. "I defend Congressman Lamborn's right to speak freely and...

  • Coffman, Gardner criticize Lamborn's comments on military leadership

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn continued to catch flak for telling a group of residents in a Colorado Springs bar last week that he and others were working behind the scenes to encourage top military officials to resign in protest of White House policies. On Sunday night, U.S. Rep. Mike...