(CBS4) – As expected, President Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Colorado. With 34 percent of precincts reporting 20 minutes after the polls closed, Trump had 92.76% of the vote.
During a watch party held in Denver, the Republican National Committee spokesman reacted to Trump’s win, as well as, Bernie Sander’s projected win.
“We’re going to be talking about President Trump’s record in Colorado. We’re going to talk about delivering the lowest unemployment (record) in Colorado’s history, soaring wage growth and bringing the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction,” Kyle Kohli told CBS4.
Kohli also released this statement:
“While socialist Colorado Democrats may be ready for Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of our healthcare and the sky-high taxes to pay for it, hard working Coloradans want no part of his damaging policy proposals. Colorado Republicans, meanwhile, sent a message tonight that they are united behind President Trump and his record of success, including record low unemployment, low taxes, and fairer trade deals for our workers.”
Bill Weld was the next highest vote-getter. He garnered 3.55% of the vote with 34 percent of precincts reporting.
The win marks the first time Trump has won a race within Colorado. He didn’t gather as many delegates to the Republican National Convention as Ted Cruz in the Republican caucus in 2016 and lost out to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election by a 47 percent to 45 percent margin.
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Last month Trump rallied supporters in Colorado during a Keep America Great rally in Colorado Springs. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally.