More Megan Schrader Articles

  • Republicans appear primed to take control of Senate

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Republicans appear to have slipped into the lead over the past several weeks in seven key U.S. Senate races that were once considered tossups - including Colorado - giving the GOP the Vegas odds to takeover the chambers for 2015. Two October polls give Republican Congressman Cory...

  • Political balance for Colorado senate hangs on victories in eight seats

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    Colorado Springs is once again on the front lines of a vicious partisan battle over eight seats on the ballot in November that will determine which party controls the state Senate in 2015. Democrats have held Colorado's state Senate since 2005. Recall elections in fall 2013 ousted...

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Go ahead and vote: No clothing required Democrats are encouraging El Paso County voters to cast their ballots in the buff this year with a "Vote Naked" campaign that reminds people ballots will be mailed out this week and even can be filled out in the nude. Although it's probably...

  • Beauprez touts plan to limit early releases for Colorado prison inmates

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Bob Beauprez was in Colorado Springs on Friday morning touting his plan to improve public safety, including a "truth in sentencing" policy that would limit early release of inmates from the Department of Corrections. The gubernatorial candidate held the news conference at the Colorado...

  • State House candidate chastised for sending insensitive email

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs state House candidate who has gotten attention from making controversial statements, told three members of the Colorado Springs lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community he would only meet with them after the election and only if his...

  • Senate candidates trade barbs before raucous Pueblo crowd

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    PUEBLO - It was a fun U.S. Senate debate in Pueblo on Thursday night, a break from the tense public exchanges candidates Mark Udall and Cory Gardner had in Grand Junction and Denver this election season. The crowd at the Action 22 debate was noisy as people cheered and sometimes...

  • Third debate offers glimpse of stances by Udall, Gardner

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, were about as intense in their third meeting at a public debate as one would expect, given they each carry the hopes of their political parties for control of the Senate in 2015. Both candidates...

  • Irv Halter highlights military record in TV spot

    Megan Schrader
    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Irv Halter, the retired Air Force general who is trying to unseat Congressman Doug Lamborn, has released a TV ad that highlights his military career. Halter, a Democrat, has an uphill battle in the conservative leaning 5th Congressional District, but has been running a tough campaign...

  • Ballot Countdown: Election news and notes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Ethics group clears way for fundraising Colorado Ethics Watch has appealed a court ruling that cleared the path for the state's Republican Party to begin raising and spending unlimited dollars through a new independent expenditure committee. Denver District Court Judge Robert McGahey...

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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY
AND MEGAN SCHRADER The Gazette -
    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...

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