It’s clear that voters nationwide are scratching a six-year itch midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, and that’s played a massive role in the senate and governor races in Colorado.
Colorado Republicans hope to erase Democrats’ one-seat majority in the state Senate on Tuesday and cut into, if not overturn, the Democrats’ 37-28 majority in the House. Some key races:
Colorado Democrats have a comfortable cushion in the state House that will boost their chances of retaining control there in November. But their slim majority in the Senate hangs by a thread.
Republicans in a pair of suburban Denver districts nominated conservative, pro-gun rights candidates Tuesday to represent them in races that could give the GOP a majority in the state Senate for the first time in a decade.
While establishment Republicans did well in high profile races on Primary Election Day, two key races in Jefferson County went against the establishment and will likely keep the State Senate in Democratic hands for some time.
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.
A former Arvada city councilwoman has been sworn in to replace a Colorado state Democratic senator who resigned to avoid a potential recall election driven by gun rights advocates.
An Arvada city official has been named a new state senator, replacing one who resigned rather than face a recall election.