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Election Coverage

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Colorado Republicans will keep 2018 primaries open to unaffiliated voters
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Unaffiliated voters will be able to cast ballots next year in Colorado’s Republican primary.

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El Paso County unveils next-generation voting machines
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Colorado Springs resident Nicole Curtis, who is totally blind, used a voting machine for the first time on Thursday.

On the mock ballot: A...

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Douglas Bruce speaks out against Colorado Springs and El Paso County ballot measures
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Anti-tax advocate Douglas Bruce sang a familiar tune Thursday afternoon, decrying city and county ballot measures coming up in November.


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Colorado IDs handful of possible double-voting cases 
By: - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

DENVER — Colorado is investigating whether a handful of voters cast two ballots in the 2016 presidential election.

Secretary of State Wayne...

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State Rep. Brittany Pettersen to run for Colorado Senate
By: Erin Prater - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Colorado state Rep. Brittany Pettersen of Lakewood, recently a Democratic candidate for U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter's Congressional seat, instead will...

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Cary Kennedy, other Democratic candidates for Colorado governor, talk health care
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, one of five Democrats running for governor in next year's election, has proposed allowing residents to purchase...

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Second case of voter fraud found in El Paso County
By: Lance Benzel - Tue, Sep 12, 2017

A woman caught voting in her late mother's name is the second person this year to admit to casting a phony ballot in El Paso County by forging the...

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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne formally enters race for governor
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Colorado Lt. Gov Donna Lynne, a former top executive at Kaiser Permanente, entered the Democratic gubernatorial primary field Thursday saying...

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Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne to announce Democratic gubernatorial bid Thursday
By: Erin Prater - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Colorado Lt. Gov Donna Lynne will make a “major announcement” Thursday related to the state’s 2018 gubernatorial primary, according to a Wednesday...

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6 things to know about Colorado gubernatorial hopeful Donna Lynne
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

Here are six things to know about Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne as the Democrat makes it official Thursday that she's running for governor of Colorado:


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El Paso County commissioners approve putting TABOR excess revenue question on November ballot
By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Sep 6, 2017

El Paso County voters will decide this fall if roughly $14.5 million in excess government revenue will be returned to citizens via property tax...

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DOJ confirms Obama did not wiretap Trump during 2016 campaign
By: - 0 Sat, Sep 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says in a legal filing that it has no information about wiretaps President Donald Trump once claimed had been...

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Retired school Colorado Springs principal Terry Martinez running for the Legislature
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The recently retired principal of Will Rogers Elementary School has a new assignment: running for the state legislature.

Terry Martinez tells...

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Colorado Springs City Councilman Tom Strand juggling obligations to run for Congress
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Tom Strand isn't planning on giving up his seat on the Colorado Springs City Council to run for Congress against Republican Doug Lamborn, the...

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Colorado Springs Councilman Strand says he'll join 5th CD GOP primary
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Colorado Springs City Councilman Tom Strand plans to enter the crowded Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat held by five-term...

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Clinton calls Trump a ‘creep,’ says her ‘skin crawled’ during debate
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so...

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Perlmutter's zig-zag back into 7th Disrict race draws support
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Supporters of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter are standing by the candidate despite the clear disruption his decision to run for re-election has brought to...

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Ed Perlmutter reverses himself, will run for Congress
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Aug 21, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter announced Monday morning he's back in the race for his old seat in Congress from the 7th Congressional District.


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Democrat Trish Zornio, scientist and community activist, weighing run against Gardner
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Trish Zornio's resume says scientist, but it could soon say candidate. The 32-year-old biomedical scientist from Superior is putting noticeable...

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Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne sounds as if she's running for governor
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

If Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne isn't yet running for governor on the Democratic ticket, it's sure hard to tell from her fundraising emails and candidate...

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News that Colorado's U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is reconsidering re-election sends ripple
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

News that U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is reconsidering a run for re-election, reported Friday by Colorado Politics, has sent a ripple across the state's...

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Colorado U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is reconsidering a re-election bid
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter may not have “fire in the belly” to run for governor, but he has not ruled out running for re-election to Congress, Colorado...

Gary Hart endorses Democrat Mike Johnston in Colorado's gubernatorial primary
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Calling him "one of the most creative and thoughtful leaders on education" nationwide, former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Mike...

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Self-funded GOP gubernatorial candidate Mitchell receives donations
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Republican gubernatorial candidate Victor Mitchell, who launched his candidacy by writing his campaign a check for $3 million in February, plans to...

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Lamborn too busy to fret 'ambitions of local politicians'
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Darryl who?

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn didn't have time until late Wednesday to comment on news he'll be facing a second challenger in next year's...

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Democrat Griswold announces run for Colorado secretary of state
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Declaring she will "stand up against the Trump Administration, and protect Coloradans' right to vote," Democrat Jena Griswold on Wednesday launched...

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Perlmutter to drop from gubernatorial race, won't seek re-election to Congress
By: Peter Marcus - 0 Tue, Jul 11, 2017

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter is expected to drop his bid for governor and will not run for re-election to Congress, Colorado Politics has learned.


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Republican Owen Hill shatters fundraising record in primary race against U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Jul 6, 2017

State Sen. Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs Republican, plans to report he's raised $225,000 for his primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, a...

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Colorado Democratic AG candidate notches record fundraising quarter
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jul 5, 2017

Democratic attorney general candidate Phil Weiser raised roughly $355,000 in the fundraising quarter that closed last week, his campaign announced...