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Debts, financial difficulties in El Paso County candidates' pasts
Debts, financial difficulties in El Paso County candidates' pasts

By: Rachel Riley - 0 14 hr ago

Two El Paso County commissioner candidates have contributed thousands of dollars to their campaigns while working to pay off debts that led to past...

Voters advised to drop off rather than mail ballots for Tuesday primaries
Voters advised to drop off rather than mail ballots for Tuesday primaries

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Jun 21, 2018

El Paso County election officials are encouraging voters who haven't yet mailed their ballots for Tuesday's primary election to deposit them at one of...

Races for treasurer, AG play out across parties' fault lines

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

The top-of-the-ticket primaries for Colorado governor have been hogging the spotlight, but Democrats and Republicans are also angling for nominations...

Monument voters will be asked to support two school financing proposals on Nov. 6 ballot
Monument voters will be asked to support two school financing proposals on Nov. 6 ballot

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

MONUMENT - After two years of studying growth projections with demographers, getting community feedback and assessing options, Lewis-Palmer School...

Democratic candidate for CD5 faces uphill battle but looks to unseat Doug Lamborn
Democratic candidate for CD5 faces uphill battle but looks to unseat Doug Lamborn

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Outfinanced and outnumbered, Stephany Spaulding is in the race of her life to become the first Democrat, first woman and first African American elected...

Colorado primary ballots pouring in
Colorado primary ballots pouring in

By: Mark Harden - 0 Tue, Jun 19, 2018

With the primary election a week away, nearly half a million Coloradans have returned their ballots. Statewide, 425,377 returned ballots had been...

Two ballots aren't better than one: hundreds of primary votes won't count
Two ballots aren't better than one: hundreds of primary votes won't count

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Nearly 600 unaffiliated voters in El Paso County returned ballots for Republican and Democratic primaries, an error that disqualifies each of the...

Unaffiliated voters are improving their power and influence
Unaffiliated voters are improving their power and influence

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 17, 2018

This is a peak moment for Colorado's unaffiliated voters. In the past seven years, they have gone from being neglected to being in the catbird seat....

Darryl Glenn paying himself a salary from congressional campaign funds
Darryl Glenn paying himself a salary from congressional campaign funds

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Darryl Glenn, one of four Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn in the June 26 primary, has been paying himself a salary out of campaign funds...

More Colorado Republicans vote early, but unaffiliateds are breaking left
More Colorado Republicans vote early, but unaffiliateds are breaking left

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

If this is going to be a blue-wave year for Democrats, the first week of early voting certainly doesn't suggest it. So far, Republicans are voting in...

Hickenlooper frowns at Polis ads attacking Kennedy, says one hits 'below the belt'
Hickenlooper frowns at Polis ads attacking Kennedy, says one hits 'below the belt'

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he's disappointed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis and his supporters are running ads attacking...

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Colo. governor's race more positioning than policy
PRIMARY PREVIEW: Colo. governor's race more positioning than policy

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The primary elections for governor won't be decided on issues, because the candidates have few differences. That leaves Coloradans with a primary more...

A week into voting, Colorado primary ballots begin to trickle in
A week into voting, Colorado primary ballots begin to trickle in

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

One week after ballots started going out in the mail to Colorado's 3.28 million active registered voters, nearly 38,000 have been returned to election...

INSIGHTS: A clean campaign is an empty promise
INSIGHTS: A clean campaign is an empty promise

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

All four Democrats running to be Colorado's governor signed a clean-campaign pledge last year, promising a mud-free zone on the trail and on the...

PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Democratic races to watch for the Colo. legislature
PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Democratic races to watch for the Colo. legislature

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

There are 18 contested races for state legislative seats heading into the June 26 primary. These are CoPo's picks for the top five Democratic races to...

ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette shares favorites in contested Republican primaries
ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette shares favorites in contested Republican primaries

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

With primary ballots arriving in mailboxes this week, The Gazette editorial board offers the following endorsements in contested Republican primaries...

PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Republican races to watch for the Colo. legislature
PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Republican races to watch for the Colo. legislature

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

There are 18 contested races for Colorado legislative seats in the June primary. These are CoPo's picks for the top five Republican races to watch....

Greg Lopez wins straw poll for governor at conservative summit
Greg Lopez wins straw poll for governor at conservative summit

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The upstart campaign of Greg Lopez, the former Parker mayor, took the top spot among Republican gubernatorial candidates in the straw poll Saturday...

Walker Stapleton tops Republican field for Colorado governor in new poll
Walker Stapleton tops Republican field for Colorado governor in new poll

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Walker Stapleton is leading Colorado's four-way Republican primary for governor, but businessman Victor Mitchell's late ad blitz could position him to...

Walker Stapleton wins endorsements from Republican district attorneys, sheriffs
Walker Stapleton wins endorsements from Republican district attorneys, sheriffs

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

All but two of Colorado's Republican district attorneys are endorsing GOP gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton, his campaign said. In addition,...