DENVER (CBS4) – Amid the race for governor and other statewide officials in the 2018 midterm election, Coloradans also will vote in a handful of state races.

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Democrats already control the state House of Representatives, and if they take control of the state Senate, they would hold all the cards in the state legislature.

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This body of government passes laws and regulations which impact resident’s everyday lives.

A race in Adams County and another in Jefferson County will decide the balance of power in the state legislature.

CBS4’s Political Specialist breaks down the significance of Colorado’s split-ticket voting history and two big statewide tax measures as well as the controversial Proposition 112 ballot measure.

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