Republicans hoping to topple Democrats’ one-seat majority in the Colorado Senate will take a first step next Tuesday when they pick their candidates in two key legislative races in the Denver suburbs.
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez has been certified to Republican primary ballots for governor.
Republicans in the Colorado House are seeing a leadership shakeup after simmering tensions within the party.
Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner won’t have a primary before taking on Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.
Republican delegates on Friday placed State Sen Scott Renfroe and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck on the primary ballot to replace Rep. Cory Gardner, who is stepping down from his House seat.
Seven Republicans are vying for the right to challenge Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this fall, including two former congressmen and the secretary of state.
The Senate race in Colorado has shot toward the top of the nation’s most competitive contests this midterm election year.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner’s reversal on granting legal rights of personhood to a fertilized egg is an acknowledgment of the clout of Colorado’s female voters who increasingly have backed Democrats in major races for a decade.
Colorado Democrats say they have a nonpartisan plan to update antiquated election law when it comes to recall elections.
The Republican National Committee is pouring resources into Colorado, adding more than a dozen staffers as a new Senate candidate and sagging poll numbers for Democrats raise GOP hopes of ending the party’s decade-long drought.