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Richard Skorman Top Vote-Getter In Colorado Springs Mayoral Election; Will Face May 17 Runoff

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Big money and deep community ties proved an effective combination as Richard Skorman and Steve Bach muscled their way Tuesday into a runoff to become Colorado Springs' first strong mayor.

Skorman, a downtown businessman and former city councilman, and Bach, a longtime commercial real estate broker, were the top two vote-getters in a field of seven, according to early returns. Final election results are expected mid-afternoon today, after City Clerk Kathryn Young announced she was sending her election workers home for the night with 10,000 votes still to be counted.

Read the whole story at Colorado Springs Gazette