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Five hundred and eighteen votes still separate the two candidates running for the open seat in Senate District 16, a mountainous area that lies directly west of Boulder and reaches up into Summit County. The Republican, Tim Leonard, who is trailing Democrat Jeanne Nicholson, issued a news release Thursday saying that he and his campaign are waiting for the six counties in which the district lies to finish counting ballots.   Full Story
 
Colorado Republicans appeared poised to take control of the state House of Representatives late Wednesday as the Democratic incumbent conceded one of the last two outstanding legislative races and the Republican challenger maintained a narrow lead in the other.   Full Story
 
Hyoung Chang
Sen. Michael Bennet narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck on Wednesday, allowing Democrats to hold onto a Senate seat once viewed as a prime opportunity for the GOP to make gains.   Full Story
 
Photo courtesy of Steve Bosley
Boulder Republican Steve Bosley will keep his seat on the University of Colorado's Board of Regents, after winning 51 percent of the statewide vote, according to preliminary totals Wednesday.   Full Story
 
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Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper won the Colorado governor's race Tuesday after a campaign in which the GOP nominee imploded and a third-party candidate made a late surge.   Full Story
 
Associated Press
Michael Bennet regains narrow lead over Ken Buck as Colorado's Senate race appeared headed toward a possible recount, with no side able to claim victory as of this morning.   Full Story
 
The anti-abortion Amendment 62, which sought constitutional rights for individuals "at the beginning of biological development," lost Tuesday night by a 3-to-1 margin — the same as the 2008 vote on a nearly identical measure.   Full Story
 
Will Powers
Republican Cory Gardner picked off Democratic U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey in northern Colorado's 4th District Tuesday, while incumbent Democratic Rep. John Salazar was trailing Republican challenger Scott Tipton in the 3rd District. The state's remaining incumbents, three Democrats including Boulder's Jared Polis and two republicans were re-elected to their seats.   Full Story
 
AP Photo/Al Behrman
Resurgent Republicans won control of the House and cut deeply into the Democrats' majority in the Senate in momentous midterm elections shadowed by recession, ushering in a new era of divided government certain to complicate the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.   Full Story
 
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers hung on to his job Tuesday, beating Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett in the race for the state's top prosecutor.   Full Story
 
MARTY CAIVANO
Voters appear to have been split on two Boulder County tax measures Tuesday, approving a request to increase local funding for human services while denying more money for open space purchases.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell
Ballot counting went smoothly in Boulder County on Tuesday night, with 87,621 ballots – 74 percent of the projected total -- tallied by 1:30 a.m.   Full Story
 
Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected three tax-cutting measures Tuesday, leading to a collective sigh of relief among government officials across the state who feared the passage of Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101 could have meant financial doom.   Full Story
 
Boulder will not have to cut library hours or make additional layoffs after voters on Tuesday approved Issue 2B, which will generate about $1.4 million annually through an occupation tax on Xcel Energy.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell/Daily Camera
The economy is still weak, but Boulder Valley voters came through strong for schools. The measure was passing by 12,855 votes, with 62 percent voting "yes."   Full Story
 
Emma R. Hall
When Boulder County Coroner Tom Faure retires after 23 years in the office this year and takes with him John Meyer - who's been Boulder County's coroner or pathologist for 28 years - Emma Hall will be in charge of managing the transition, if early election results are any indication.   Full Story
 
AP Photo/Alan Diaz
Republicans grabbed Senate seats from Democrats in Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana on Tuesday, but a Democrat's win in West Virginia may preserve his party's Senate majority.   Full Story
 
AP Photo/Rob Carr
Democrat Chris Coons easily won Delaware's Senate race Tuesday over Republican Christine O'Donnell, a tea party favorite who struggled to shake old cable-show footage in which she spoke out against masturbation and talked about dabbling in witchcraft as a teenager.   Full Story
 
PAUL AIKEN
Ballot counting went smoothly in Boulder County on Tuesday night, with 87,621 ballots – 74 percent of the projected total -- tallied by 1:30 a.m.   Full Story
 
Robert F. Bukaty
The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters Tuesday in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell
Two-thirds of the Boulder County residents expected to vote in Tuesday's election cast their ballots before Election Day, according to numbers from the Clerk and Recorder's Office.   Full Story