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Colorado Springs mayor-elect Yemi Mobolade, an independent and political newcomer who will step into the mayor's office next month, has maintained over 18 months on the campaign trail and following his decisive victory in the May 16 runoff election that he is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. Though the city's elections are nonpartisan, Mobolade continues to refute the idea he is a "progressive" or "Democratic-aligned" candidate, despite those claims made by media, political action committees, his Republican opponent Wayne Williams and others.

Colorado Springs mayoral candidates continue their fundraising pushes with just under two weeks to go before the May 16 runoff, raking in the largest donations from local political action committees, businesses and business professionals. Campaign finance reports filed with the city on Monday show Wayne Williams raised $357,525 in the period between April 11-25 while his opponent in the mayor's race, Yemi Mobolade, raised nearly $60,565 in that same time.

One of El Paso County's formerly highest-ranking officials was seemingly caught between two Colorado Springs mayoral campaigns over the weekend after questions arose about whom he supported in the city's upcoming mayoral runoff election. Former El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder this weekend formally endorsed Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Yemi Mobolade in the race, about two months after his opponent, Wayne Williams, released a mail flier listing Elder among his own supporters.

With a runoff election between Kelly Brough and Mike Johnston all but guaranteed, political experts said the two candidates, who offer largely similar solutions to Denver’s most pressing issues, would have to find a way to distinguish their campaigns from each other, capitalize on strategies that have worked so far and fine tune their messaging to voters.

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In the last weeks ahead of Tuesday's election in Colorado Springs, candidates and independent committees have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a get-out-the-vote push that may be stifled by poor voter turnout.