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  • Merrifield wins state Senate race, returning seat to Democrats

    By tom roeder 
and JAKOB RODGERS The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    A year after a recall election handed the state Senate District 11 seat to the GOP, Democrats returned the favor Tuesday, sending Michael Merrifield to the General Assembly in final unofficial results. The district covers western and southern Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs....

  • Gardner's anti-climactic win has national ramifications

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Congressman Cory Gardner rode a Republican wave into the U.S. Senate Tuesday night to oust incumbent Democrat Mark Udall. Unofficial early results had Gardner up 7 percentage points over Udall, a lead he held through the night in an anti-climatic end to an election many people...

  • El Paso County's Wayne Williams elected secretary of state

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    DENVER — Republican Wayne Williams has won an open contest for the position of secretary of state, which oversees Colorado elections. Williams is El Paso County's clerk and recorder. He defeated Democrat Joe Neguse, who serves on the University of Colorado Board of Regents....

  • Utah elects first black female Republican to Congress

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Republican Mia Love pulled out a tight victory over Democrat Doug Owens Tuesday as she won a House seat on her second try and became the first black female Republican in Congress. The matchup in the Republican-leaning 4th Congressional District of Utah was the most...

  • Lamborn, fresh off re-election, vows to work hard for defense spending

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Voters have overwhelmingly returned Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican mainstay, to office for his fifth term. Lamborn was challenged by Democrat Irv Halter, a long-shot candidate with an impressive campaign in an exceedingly Republican district. Unofficial results showed Lamborn...

  • Was Hickenlooper's Chief of Staff caught flipping the bird on camera at victory speech?

    The Gazette
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    In the off color moment of Colorado election night, Roxane White, who is the out-going chief of staff for Gov. John Hickenlooper, gives a double bird to someone who says she should stick around for four more years during Hickenlooper’s press conference. The double birdy was just as...

  • Colorado's election night brings surprises; Hickenlooper escapes, wins second term

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Tuesday was a topsy-turvy night for both Republicans and Democrats battling it out in one of the country's most evenly divided states. Pundits called the midterm elections a nationwide Republican wave, but in Colorado voters clear split their tickets based on the candidates - not...

  • Election night in Colorado exciting, if anti-climactic

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Election night in Colorado was nothing short of exciting - and somewhat anti-climactic. In the race of his career, Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Udall was unable to fend off Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner, who had nearly 49.5 percent of the vote Wednesday morning. The race was...

  • Voters approve school financing measures in four of six districts

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Pikes Peak region voters showed their support for school financing measures, approving proposals from four of six districts in unofficial election results Tuesday. Tax increases for schools, in general, tend to be more attractive to voters, said Josh Dunn, associate professor of...

  • Incumbents Littleton, Glenn and Ensminger secure victories in county seats

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    El Paso County Commissioners Peggy Littleton and Darryl Glenn and Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger, all Republican incumbents, were re-elected in contested races, according to final unofficial results posted early Wednesday. El Paso County Board of County Commissioners, District...

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