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Election Coverage

Election Coverage
Trump, GOP face referendum in Georgia; Dems aim for upset
By: - 0 Tue, Apr 18, 2017

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district where Democrats stoked by...

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Newly elected Colorado Springs council members list their priorities, receive well wishes
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Thu, Apr 6, 2017

Three new members elected to the Colorado Springs City Council were bubbling with excitement and ideas Wednesday, eager to put the Tuesday election...

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Colorado Springs election results in a 'sea change' for City Council
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Colorado Springs voters sent a surprise message during a big snowstorm Tuesday, electing a potential majority bloc of City Council members that could...

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Jill Gaebler beats Crow-Iverson by large margin in Colorado Springs District 5, declares win over 'out-of-state spending'
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Declaring victory over "out-of-state spending," incumbent Jill Gaebler turned back her challenger by a 2-to-1 margin in the District 5 City Council...

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Andres Pico headed to victory in Colorado Sprinigs District 6 reelection race
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Colorado Springs City Councilman Andres Pico appeared headed to an easy victory Tuesday over three challengers to be re-elected to his District 6...

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2017 Colorado Springs election results
By: - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Colorado Springs voters sent a surprise message during a big snowstorm Tuesday, electing a potential majority bloc of City Council members that could...

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Don Knight wins Council District 1, wants to see market-driven development in Colorado Springs
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Don Knight, who's known for being responsive to constituents and not saying a disparaging word about fellow City Council members, has been re-elected...

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Geislinger, new District 2 councilman, plans to lead with a social justice doctrine
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Former lawyer and current hospital chaplain David Geislinger knew he had cinched the District 2 seat covering northern Colorado Springs months ago,...

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Stormwater and other ballot issues pass by large margins
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Colorado Springs voters' reticence to fund stormwater projects ended Tuesday evening as all three ballot measures cruised to passage.


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Richard Skorman pulls away in Colorado Springs District 3 council race
By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Richard Skorman, the former vice mayor and downtown entrepreneur, cruised to victory Tuesday in City Council District 3 over businessman Chuck...

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Yolanda Avila headed to surprise win in Colorado Springs District 4
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

A City Council newcomer with longtime roots in southeast Colorado Springs appeared poised for victory Tuesday evening in the three-way race for...

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Aurora theater prosecutor George Brauchler announces bid for Colorado governor
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler will compete for the Republican Party's nomination for governor, his campaign is expected to...

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Election blog: Skorman, Gaebler, Avila all notch wins on election night
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

As candidates celebrate — or lament — The Gazette newsroom is hard at work.

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Colorado Springs voters aren't the only ones going to the polls today
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

It's campaign season for city elections across Colorado in the coming weeks, and this year's ballots collectively pack an interesting punch.


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Owen Hill to challenge Doug Lamborn in 5th Congressional District GOP primary
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Saying frustration with the incumbent has "reached a ... deafening chorus," Republican state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs said he plans to...

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Turnout lags as campaign dollars pile up in Tuesday's Colorado Springs council races
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 Mon, Apr 3, 2017

More than $800,000 has been raised for candidates in the Colorado Springs City Council election Tuesday, for jobs that will pay the six victors an...

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El Paso County's Jeff Hays elected to lead Colorado Republicans
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Sat, Apr 1, 2017

It was a spirited race that pitted a seasoned party veteran against an upstart who had cast himself as the anti-establishment candidate. In the end,...

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War of the fliers: Charges of inaccurate campaign literature in Colorado Springs
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A new campaign door hanger for Lynette Crow-Iverson, District 5 challenger for the City Council, touts an endorsement by the Regional Business...

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District attorney won't file charges in Colorado Springs council campaign complaint
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Tue, Mar 28, 2017

District Attorney Dan May will not charge City Council candidate Lynette Crow-Iverson in a complaint filed Friday by her Colorado Springs election...

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Western Colorado Springs voters are turning in their ballots faster than others
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Voters in western Colorado Springs are wasting no time returning their ballots with about a week to go in the municipal election.

Districts 1...

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Sharp elbows, dark money: Is this new normal for Colorado Springs city elections?
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Dark money, high-dollar campaigns and sharp-elbow politicking are playing an unusually big role in this year's contests for the City Council,...

Committee with unnamed donors has most money on table in Colorado Springs election
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

A little-known campaign committee that doesn't have to name its donors has raised $90,000 - the most of any campaign group and more than any of the...

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Colorado Springs advocacy group protests Gazette opinion pages, charging bias
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Some 25 people gathered outside The Gazette on Monday, holding signs reading "stop bias" and largely protesting what they said were unfair editorials...

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Voter turnout in Colorado among nation's highest, report says
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Colorado ranked fourth in the nation in voter turnout last November, according to a new report called "America Goes to the Polls" by Nonprofit VOTE,...

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Colorado U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman TV ad wins best of the season, but it's not the one you think
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

It's old news that U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman had one of the most noteworthy political ads of the last campaign season. He was the first Republican...

New campaign finance reports show Skorman and Crow-Iverson leading in cash raised
By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Hundreds of contributors pushed City Council candidate Richard Skorman's campaign donations to the top of the heap over the past two weeks in...

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Employment lawyer Hill seeks CU regent board seat from Colorado Springs
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Chance Hill brings a heck of a resume to his candidacy for University of Colorado regent from Colorado Springs.

An employment lawyer in...

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High winds, thieves wreak havoc on Colorado Springs campaign signs
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

A few City Council candidates have seen their campaign yard signs blown away, defaced or flat-out stolen, but they all say no election opponent is to...

Latecomer to state GOP chair contest drops out early
By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Having just launched his late-in-the-game bid to lead the state Republican Party, longtime Douglas County party activist Mark Baisley already has...

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Melanie Bernhardt cites can do attitude in seeking District 6 council seat
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Melanie Bernhardt wants to represent District 6 on the Colorado Springs City Council "because I'm unhappy with how things are going in general,"...