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News: Election Coverage | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

Tips for El Paso County voters: How, when, where to cast ballots

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 - 12:51 PM 0

About 375,000 ballots for the June 26 primary election were mailed out to voters on June 4. Voters should have received their ballots by Friday, according...

Governor's race about positioning more than policies

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 - 6:58 PM 0

The Republican and Democratic primaries for governor won't be decided on issues, because there are few differences between the candidates. That leaves...

Fri, Jun 8, 2018 - 10:50 PM 0

The El Paso County sheriff's Republican challenger for re-election has suggested the agency Bill Elder runs is plagued with scandal and...

Sun, Jun 17, 2018 - 6:46 PM 0

A woman who's long played a role in the El Paso County Republican community and another who's relatively new to the local GOP scene are vying...

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 - 6:57 PM 0

Colorado voters have never before faced as many congressional primaries as they do this year. Republican Doug Lamborn has become...

Thu, Jun 7, 2018 - 6:55 PM 0

A member of a well-connected local political family, a Christian ministry founder and an owner of a marijuana-friendly bed and breakfast are...

Election Coverage

Debts, financial difficulties in El Paso County candidates' pasts
Debts, financial difficulties in El Paso County candidates' pasts

By: Rachel Riley - 0 1 hr ago

Two El Paso County commissioner candidates have contributed thousands of dollars to their campaigns while working to pay off debts that led to past...

Unaffiliated voters are improving their power and influence
Unaffiliated voters are improving their power and influence

By: - 0 15 hr ago

This is a peak moment for Colorado's unaffiliated voters. In the past seven years, they have gone from being neglected to being in the catbird seat....

Darryl Glenn paying himself a salary from congressional campaign funds
Darryl Glenn paying himself a salary from congressional campaign funds

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Darryl Glenn, one of four Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn in the June 26 primary, has been paying himself a salary out of campaign funds...

Two ballots aren't better than one: hundreds of primary votes won't count
Two ballots aren't better than one: hundreds of primary votes won't count

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Nearly 600 unaffiliated voters in El Paso County returned ballots for Republican and Democratic primaries, an error that disqualifies each of the...

More Colorado Republicans vote early, but unaffiliateds are breaking left
More Colorado Republicans vote early, but unaffiliateds are breaking left

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Jun 15, 2018

If this is going to be a blue-wave year for Democrats, the first week of early voting certainly doesn't suggest it. So far, Republicans are voting in...

Hickenlooper frowns at Polis ads attacking Kennedy, says one hits 'below the belt'
Hickenlooper frowns at Polis ads attacking Kennedy, says one hits 'below the belt'

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he's disappointed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis and his supporters are running ads attacking...

PRIMARY PREVIEW: Colo. governor's race more positioning than policy
PRIMARY PREVIEW: Colo. governor's race more positioning than policy

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The primary elections for governor won't be decided on issues, because the candidates have few differences. That leaves Coloradans with a primary more...

A week into voting, Colorado primary ballots begin to trickle in
A week into voting, Colorado primary ballots begin to trickle in

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

One week after ballots started going out in the mail to Colorado's 3.28 million active registered voters, nearly 38,000 have been returned to election...

INSIGHTS: A clean campaign is an empty promise
INSIGHTS: A clean campaign is an empty promise

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

All four Democrats running to be Colorado's governor signed a clean-campaign pledge last year, promising a mud-free zone on the trail and on the...

PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Democratic races to watch for the Colo. legislature
PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Democratic races to watch for the Colo. legislature

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

There are 18 contested races for state legislative seats heading into the June 26 primary. These are CoPo's picks for the top five Democratic races to...

ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette shares favorites in contested Republican primaries
ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette shares favorites in contested Republican primaries

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

With primary ballots arriving in mailboxes this week, The Gazette editorial board offers the following endorsements in contested Republican primaries...

PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Republican races to watch for the Colo. legislature
PRIMARY PREVIEW: 5 Republican races to watch for the Colo. legislature

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

There are 18 contested races for Colorado legislative seats in the June primary. These are CoPo's picks for the top five Republican races to watch....

Greg Lopez wins straw poll for governor at conservative summit
Greg Lopez wins straw poll for governor at conservative summit

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The upstart campaign of Greg Lopez, the former Parker mayor, took the top spot among Republican gubernatorial candidates in the straw poll Saturday...

Walker Stapleton tops Republican field for Colorado governor in new poll
Walker Stapleton tops Republican field for Colorado governor in new poll

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Walker Stapleton is leading Colorado's four-way Republican primary for governor, but businessman Victor Mitchell's late ad blitz could position him to...

Walker Stapleton wins endorsements from Republican district attorneys, sheriffs
Walker Stapleton wins endorsements from Republican district attorneys, sheriffs

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

All but two of Colorado's Republican district attorneys are endorsing GOP gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton, his campaign said. In addition,...

Polis, Kennedy complain to Colorado Democratic Party about dirty campaigning
Polis, Kennedy complain to Colorado Democratic Party about dirty campaigning

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

The gubernatorial campaigns of Cary Kennedy and Jared Polis have filed complaints with the state Democratic Party, each alleging the other violated the...

EDITORIAL: The Gazette assesses the Democratic field in governor's race
EDITORIAL: The Gazette assesses the Democratic field in governor's race

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Crowded election primaries push candidates toward a party's more extreme positions, as candidates know they must attract support from the base. That...

Jared Polis leads Democratic field for Colorado governor by wide margin in new poll
Jared Polis leads Democratic field for Colorado governor by wide margin in new poll

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Jared Polis holds a wide lead over Cary Kennedy in the four-candidate Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to a new survey released...

Colorado ballots going out Monday in the first 'open' primary; it's a 'blow-out hootenanny'
Colorado ballots going out Monday in the first 'open' primary; it's a 'blow-out hootenanny'

By: Vince Bzdek - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Starting this week, Colorado's unaffiliated voters will begin casting ballots in the state's primary election for the first time ever. Also for the...

Polis, Stapleton hold fundraising lead for Colorado governor
Polis, Stapleton hold fundraising lead for Colorado governor

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis has continued to pump millions of dollars of his own money into his run for the Democratic nod for Colorado governor, and...

Democrats slinging mud in race for Colorado governor
Democrats slinging mud in race for Colorado governor

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

It should come as no surprise that sparks are finally flying in the Democratic gubernatorial primary after the candidates finally landed on one of the...

'Aaron Harber Show' to air Gazette's gubernatorial debates
'Aaron Harber Show' to air Gazette's gubernatorial debates

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

"The Aaron Harber Show" is set to air Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates' debate in Colorado Springs starting this Sunday. Harber and...

2018 election season sees surge in candidates who identify as LGBTQ
2018 election season sees surge in candidates who identify as LGBTQ

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

A decade ago, Colorado entrepreneur and philanthropist Jared Polis made history as the first openly gay man elected as a nonincumbent to Congress. But...

4 GOP challengers for CD 5 blast Doug Lamborn for absence
4 GOP challengers for CD 5 blast Doug Lamborn for absence

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

WOODLAND PARK - Candidates vying for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn's seat pledged their allegiance Thursday night to President Donald Trump, recommended...

Makepeace endorses independent candidate Foster in House District 18 race
Makepeace endorses independent candidate Foster in House District 18 race

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

Mary Lou Makepeace, Colorado Springs' first and only woman elected mayor to date, has endorsed Maile Foster, who hopes to become one of the first...

Incumbent Doug Lamborn skipping only debate in 5th Congressional District
Incumbent Doug Lamborn skipping only debate in 5th Congressional District

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

A five-way race in the GOP primary in Congressional District 5 will have a four-way debate Thursday night at Woodland Park High School. The name not...

Trump co-stars in Walker Stapleton-for-governor ad
Trump co-stars in Walker Stapleton-for-governor ad

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

President Donald Trump appears in a new TV ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton. Stapleton's campaign started airing the...

El Paso County plans public test of vote-counting machines before primaries
El Paso County plans public test of vote-counting machines before primaries

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, May 28, 2018

El Paso County ballot-counting equipment will get tuned up Tuesday for the June 26 primary. The Clerk and Recorder's Office will conduct its "Logic...

Poll shows Lamborn, Glenn leading GOP primary field in 5th congressional district
Poll shows Lamborn, Glenn leading GOP primary field in 5th congressional district

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, May 23, 2018

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn holds a 10-point lead over Darryl Glenn in the crowded 5th Congressional District Republican primary race just two weeks before...

Should bitcoin be allowed for Colorado campaign contributions? New rules proposed
Should bitcoin be allowed for Colorado campaign contributions? New rules proposed

By: - 0 Tue, May 22, 2018

Could Colorado be ready to accept bitcoin as a way of making donations to candidates? Secretary of State Wayne Williams is proposing rules that could...