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Homestretch: The four Colorado Senate races to watch

  One seat. That’s all that separates the Democrat Party from control of the Colorado Senate. It’s all going to come down to what it always...

Clapp concedes, congratulates Newell in razor-thin Senate District 36 election

Republican Lauri Clapp conceded to Democrat Linda Newell Thursday morning after the final tally showed Newell with a 191-vote lead in the contest to represent state Senate District 36. The vote heads to an automatic recount because the margin falls within a statutory whisker — Newell leads by 0.36 percent out of more than 60,000 votes cast — but Clapp embraced the inevitable in a statement released by the Colorado Republican Party.

Newell holds lead after provisionals counted, Clapp expected to concede

The long ballot count in the Senate District 26 race could be at an end, as a final count Tuesday night put Democrat Linda Newell 191 votes ahead of Republican Lauri Clapp, the Rocky Mountain News reported Wednesday afternoon. An automatic recount could commence as soon as Thursday, but a Republican official said it's unlikely to change the results and suggested Clapp would concede to Newell "in the next day or so."

Results for tight state Senate race may take weeks

Voters in Arapahoe County may have to wait until the end of the month to find out who their state senator is, as officials in their suburban district south of Denver scramble to tally and confirm mail-in election results in a tight race between Republican Lauri Clapp and Democrat Linda Newell.

UPDATED: Newell campaign recants victory claims for now, state Senate seat...

Democrat Linda Newell, running for public office for the first time in the historically Republican Senate District 26 in the southern suburbs of Denver, declared victory in the early morning hours today by a margin of 106 votes.

Race for state Senate seat will test grassroots campaigning

Could countless hours of field work — canvassing door-to-door and making phone calls — be the key to winning a contested Senate seat that had been characterized by Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien as a “slam dunk” for Republicans?

Newell operating serious ground offensive in state Senate race

A state Senate district in the southern suburbs of Denver wasn't supposed to be so competitive, but with a strong presidential candidate leading in Colorado, a surge in voter registrations and months of field organizing, Democratic candidate Linda Newell could very well pull off a surprising upset over Republican challenger Lauri Clapp in a contested race that could spell more trouble for Republicans in the West.

Newell outraises Clapp in contested SD-26 race

Democratic state Senate candidate Linda Newell has surpassed Republican opponent Lauri Clapp in fundraising dollars, recent state campaign finance reports show. The news is just one indication that traditionally Republican suburban district south of Denver could be one of the top competitive races to watch on Election Day. The news is just one indication that traditionally Republican suburban district south of Denver could be one of the top competitive races to watch on Election Day.

GOP candidate Clapp emerges in state Senate race

Lauri Clapp, the Republican running for a contested Senate seat south of the Denver area, has reappeared in the public eye following demands from...

Senate candidate Clapp keeps quiet in contested district

Throughout the month, Republican state Senate hopeful Lauri Clapp, who is running in a suburban district south of Denver, has been notably absent at numerous public forums attended by both Democrats and Republicans and has not returned requests seeking to clarify her legislative positions, according to advocacy groups in the area.