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Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run
By: - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.

Three days after making her...

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Joe Arpaio points to political traits he shares with Trump
By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

PHOENIX — People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting...

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The return of Dr. Chaps? Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt weighs run against Democrat Tony Exum
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Former state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, the Colorado Springs Republican and former Navy chaplain known as "Dr. Chaps," said Tuesday night he's...

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn launches bid for reelection, weighs petitioning onto primary ballot
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Calling himself a "proven and reliable conservative" and a friend of the Trump administration, U.S. Doug Lamborn made it official Tuesday: the...

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Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio announces bid for Senate
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

PHOENIX — Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who was spared a possible jail sentence when President Donald Trump pardoned him for disobeying a...

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President Winfrey? No way, says Trump: "I'll beat Oprah"
By: - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Winfrey? No way, says political prognosticator Donald Trump.

"I'll beat Oprah," the president declared flatly at a...

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Centrist Project changes name, launches initial Colorado slate of candidates
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

The nonprofit formerly known as the Centrist Project, a group working to elect nonpartisan officials nationwide, on Monday unveiled a slate of four...

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Last day is here for caucus voter affiliation in Colorado
By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

DENVER - Monday is the last day for voters in Colorado to affiliate ahead of the precinct caucuses. The Colorado Secretary of State says voters must...

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Former Ariz. sheriff Arpaio raising funds for Tancredo's Colorado gubernatorial bid
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Dec 20, 2017

The Colorado Democratic Party quickly seized on freelance reporter Sandra Fish's tweet Thursday afternoon saying Tom Tancredo has a notable but not...

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Colorado CFO Scheibe will make Democratic bid for treasurer
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Saying his 11 years as Colorado's chief financial officer have prepared him better than the politicians who are running, Democrat Charles Scheibe on...

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Colorado Lt. Gov. Lynne plans to petition her way onto primary ballot
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, a Democratic candidate for governor of Colorado, said Tuesday she plans to petition onto the primary ballot rather than pursue...

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Democrat Doug Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset
By: - 0 Wed, Dec 13, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back...

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Final tally: Clash of big money in Douglas County school board election
By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Final campaign finance reports for the 2017 school board elections in Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties show millions of dollars were spent...

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Gloves come off in El Paso County sheriff's race
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Mon, Dec 11, 2017

El Paso County sheriff's candidate Mike Angley says he isn't afraid of a fight - whether it means taking on incumbent Sheriff Bill Elder or local...

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Steve Bannon knocks Mitt Romney for lack of military service while defending Roy Moore
By: - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon attacked Mitt Romney for not serving in the military after the former Massachusetts governor and...

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El Paso County sheriff hoping for a second act after three years of mixed reviews
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sun, Dec 3, 2017

The jail population has swelled to record highs. Dissent troubles the ranks. And questions linger about a high-profile murder probe that critics fear...

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Results announced for Colorado Springs school board race recount
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The recount is in, and the Academy School District 20 board candidate who was ahead has prevailed in winning the seat, the El Paso County Clerk and...

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Colorado Rep. Steve Lebsock says he won't resign, will continue to run for treasurer
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

State Rep. Steve Lebsock said Tuesday he's eager to tell investigators his side of the story as they examine complaints he sexually harassed a fellow...

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Colorado Springs school board race too tight to call; recount to start next week
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Doug Lundberg figured this year's board race in Academy School District 20 would be tight, but he didn't think it would be close enough to warrant a...

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Commentator Michelle Malkin throws support to Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo
By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin endorsed Tom Tancredo for governor at a fundraiser at a gun club in Colorado Springs Saturday night.


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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor
By: - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood...

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Centrist Project aims to elect independent candidates in Colorado
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Despite the fact that more Colorado voters are unaffiliated than belong to any one political party, the state has never elected an independent...

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George Brauchler drops out of Colorado governor's race, announces bid for attorney general
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

George Brauchler, the district attorney who prosecuted the Aurora theater shooting, is abandoning his race to become Colorado's next governor and...

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Community effort led to ballot victory for Colorado Springs' largest school district
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Nov 13, 2017

What made the difference between  November 2016's election defeat and last week's voter approval for Colorado Springs School District...

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Colorado Springs mayor on a winning streak asking voters for money
By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

When John Suthers was elected Colorado Springs mayor in 2015, he said he inherited crumbling roads and long-neglected stormwater infrastructure.


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Voting postmortem: 13 winners and losers in the Colorado Springs 2017 election
By: - 0 Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Tuesday's election produced both winners and losers on the Colorado Springs political landscape:


Mayor John Suthers - The...

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Colorado AG Coffman joins crowded GOP field for governor
By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman launched a long-anticipated campaign for governor Wednesday, joining a crowded Republican primary field and turning...

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Recount likely for Colorado Springs school board race
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

An 18-vote difference between two school board candidates in Academy School District 20 likely will require a recount of ballots that will need to be...

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Student as role model in fight against Douglas County's incumbent school board majority
By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

A handful of students from Ponderosa High School who spoke to Colorado Politics before the polls closed in Douglas County Tuesday night didn't have...

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Voters approve new taxes on marijuana around Colorado
By: - 0 Wed, Nov 8, 2017

DENVER — Voters around Colorado have approved new local taxes on marijuana.

The Vail Daily reports residents in Eagle County approved new...