Colorado Resources

Population: 5,456,574 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 20, 2018.

Primary: June 26, 2018.

Colorado (D+1) is a swing state. It is 74% White and 18% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 9. Colo­rado is a swing state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 1 Democrat and 1 Republican.

Cory Gardner

Senator Class 2: Cory Gardner (R)
Committees: Commerce, Energy & Natural Resources, Foreign Relations, Budget.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Cory Gardner

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer, State Representative and former Congressman Cory Gardner (b.1974) beat an incumbent Democrat in 2014 with 48%.

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Michael Bennet

Senator class 3: Michael Bennet (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Finance, Health & Education.

Democratic nominee: Michael Bennet
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
Former leader of the Denver school system, Michael Bennet (b.1964) was first appointed to the seat in 2009. He won his first election in 2009 and got 49% in 2016.

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Representatives: 7 Representatives; 3 Democrats and 4 Republicans.

Diana DeGette

District 1
Representative: Diana DeGette (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Diana DeGette
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+18) covers central areas of the state, including most of Denver. It is 60% White, 10% Black and 25% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Rep. Diana DeGette (b.1957) was first elected in 1996 and took 68% in 2016.

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Jared Polis

District 2
Representative: Jared Polis (D)
Committees: Ethics, Education, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, June 11, 2017:
The district (D+8) contains areas north and west of Denver. It is 87% White and 8% Hispanic. Internet entrepreneur Jared Polis (b.1975) was first elected in 2008 and took 57% in 2016. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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Scott Tipton

District 3
Representative: Scott Tipton (R)
Committees: Financial Services, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Scott Tipton

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (R+5) contains the sparsely populated western half of the state and is 75% White and 20% Hispanic. Businessman and State Representative Scott Tipton (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and won 55% in 2016.

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Ken Buck

District 4
Representative: Ken Buck (R)
Committees: Judiciary, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ken Buck

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (R+11) contains almost the eastern half of the state and is 77% White and 18% Hispanic. Former District Attorney Ken Buck (b.1959) held it with 64% in 2014.

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Doug Lamborn

District 5
Representative: Douglas Lamborn (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Veterans, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Douglas Lam­born

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (R+13) covers central parts south of Denver, including Colorado Springs. It is 77% White and 12% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Senator Douglas Lamborn (b.1954) was first elected in 2006 and won 62% in 2016.

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Mike Coffman

District 6
Representative: Mike Coffman (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Coffman

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+1) covers suburbs east and north of Denver. It is 67% White, 8% Black and 17% Hispanic. Former State Senator, State Treasurer and SoS Mike Coffman (b.1955) was first elected in 2008 and won 51% in 2016.

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Ed Perlmutter

District 7
Representative: Ed Perlmutter (D)
Committees: Science, Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers suburbs to the west and north of Denver and is 71% White and 22% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Senator Ed Perlmutter (b.1953) was first elected in 2006 and won 55% in 2016. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The second Tuesday of January.

The Governor of Colorado and all State Officers are term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years.

John Hickenlooper

Governor: John Hick­en­looper (D)

Democratic nominee: John Hick­en­looper
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Geologist, businessman and Denver Mayor John Hick­en­looper (b.1952) was first elected in 2010 and took 49% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Donna Lynne

Lieutenant Governor: Donna Lynne (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Tossup.

Status, May 20, 2016:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. LG Joe Garcia resigned to take a job in the education sector and was replaced by health executive Donna Lynne.

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Wayne Williams

Secretary of State: Wayne Williams (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Wayne Williams

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
The GOP barely held the office in 2014 with lawyer Wayne Williams (b.1973), who got 47%.

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Walker Stapleton

Treasurer­: Walker Stapleton (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Walker Stapleton

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Businessman Walker Stapleton (b.1974) was first elected in 2010 and took 50% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Cynthia Coffman

Attorney General: Cynthia Coffman (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Cynthia Coffman

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer Cynthia Coffman, who is married to Mike Coffman in the 6th district, took 51% in 2014.

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State Senate: 35 (17D / 18R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/20.
State House: 65 (37D / 28R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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