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  • Ballot Countdown: Campaign news and notes

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Hip-hop star to 
moderate debate A gubernatorial debate that's focused on including third-party candidates will be moderated by Professor Griff from the hip-hop group Public Enemy. The debate is being organized by the Free & Equal Elections Foundation and begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at...

  • Suthers raises more than $20,000 for Colorado Springs mayoral campaign

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has raised $20,542 in his campaign to be Colorado Springs mayor. Suthers was the first to file his campaign finance report this week. Anyone running for Colorado Springs mayor or City Council in 2015 who has raised more than $20 needs to file...

  • Colorado Springs, El Paso County leaders unite in effort to spare military cuts in region

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON - Political rivalries and local squabbles subsided Tuesday as Pikes Peak region politicians and business leaders hit the Pentagon in a bid to spare El Paso County's five military bases from steep budget cuts. While Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and El Paso County...

  • Big money contributed, spent in race for Colorado governor

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Money has poured into the Colorado governor's race over the past two weeks - more than $500,000 to the candidates alone - as Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez try to win over voters before ballots go out in early October. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, led the two-week campaign...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez face off in second debate

    By megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican opponent, Bob Beauprez, went head to head Tuesday night for the second time in the state's heated gubernatorial campaign - each trying to trip the other up on hot-topic issues like abortion and the death penalty. Beauprez - after...

  • Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

      DENVER — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting...

  • Hickenlooper, Beauprez meet for second debate

    Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Bob Beauprez are meeting for their second debate before November's election. The debate will provide an opportunity for the candidates to try to take the lead in a race that polls have shown to be tied. The Denver Post is...

  • Commissioner incumbents face opponents in Districts 1, 5

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Jariah Walker is trying to defy the odds and voter registration numbers to become the first Democrat to be elected an El Paso County commissioner in 40 years. Walker has raised nearly $15,000 plus another nearly $17,000 of in-kind help, or about $5,000 less in cash than Commissioner...

  • Coffman, Gardner criticize Lamborn's comments on military leadership

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn continued to catch flak for telling a group of residents in a Colorado Springs bar last week that he and others were working behind the scenes to encourage top military officials to resign in protest of White House policies. On Sunday night, U.S. Rep. Mike...

  • White House intruder gets far past front door

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON  — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled...

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