Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

  • Ballot Countdown: Chris Christie looks to lift GOP candidates with Colorado Springs stop

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Christie to rally for state candidates The New Jersey governor with GOP presidential aspirations will be in Colorado Springs on Thursday to help rally voters around Republican candidates up and down the Colorado ticket. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors...

  • Jeb Bush rallies Colorado voters in Castle Rock

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    CASTLE ROCK - Republicans rallied at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Wednesday night with hay bales and Jeb Bush, the latest GOP star to drop into Colorado and try to tip the political scale. With six days remaining before election night, both major political parties are focusing...

  • 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...

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