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Colorado Senate picks new Republican leadership

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Springs Republican Bill Cadman will take over as president of the Colorado Senate. That happened Tuesday when the newly minted majority party of the upper chamber elected new leaders. Cadman had been serving as minority ...

Third party leaves its mark on election

By Charles Ashby

They didn’t win any races, but members of the Colorado Libertarian Party did put their stamp on this year’s races. The party, which floated 33 candidates in several statewide and legislative contests this year, did better than it ...

Democrat wins key race in Colorado state Senate

By Charles Ashby

A last-minute surge in voters in Gunnison County and additional counts in other parts of Senate District 5 turned the tables for Democrat Kerry Donovan. As a result, the Wolcott rancher managed to pull ahead in her bid to replace term-limited ...

Incumbent Hamner holds on in House race

By Charles Ashby

Democrat Millie Hamner squeaked by her Republican challenger Debra Irvine in Tuesday’s elections, winning re-election to represent House District 61. Hamner, who is chairwoman of the House Education Committee, pulled in 50 percent of ...


Thurlow to take House District 55 seat

By Charles Ashby

Dan Thurlow had little difficulty winning the House District 55 seat in the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday, pulling in more than 67 percent of the vote over Democrat Christopher Kennedy, who received 33 percent. Thurlow had received 18,487 ...

Senate District 5 
is too close to call

By Charles Ashby

UPDATE: Senate District 5 swaps leaders overnight Vote tallies in Senate District 5 late last night had Republican Orchard City Mayor Don Suppes with a slim lead over his Democrat opponent, Kerry Donovan. But results posted overnight now ...

Willett easily takes House District 54 seat over Webb

By Charles Ashby

Never mind his campaign slogan, “No foolin’, I’m votin’ for Yeulin,” Grand Junction attorney Yeulin Willett easily won election to the Colorado House on Election Day. Willett had no difficulty pulling in 64 ...

Scott cruises to victory in Senate vote

By Charles Ashby

There were too many close races for the Colorado Senate to determine which party would control that chamber, but one thing was certain for Mesa County voters: Ray Scott would be their state senator. Scott, who served two terms in the Colorado ...


Republican voters outpace Democrats in ballot returns

By Charles Ashby

Republican voters continued to lead Democrats in early voting going into Election Day today, but numbers were not available statewide late Monday to see if Democrats had started to catch up as they sometimes do in the last days of voting. The ...


Ethics group files complaint against GOP state Senate candidate

By Charles Ashby

The left-leaning group Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint Monday against Republican Don Suppes over his use of the Orchard City Town Hall to work on his campaign. Suppes, who has been mayor of the town since 2008, admitted he and some ...

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