2018 Primary Election Day Open Thread #1

Today is the first day of the rest of your career in politics.

Or your last day in politics, you know who you are. You will soon, anyway.

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  1. mamajama55 says:

    What is your preferred slate? What percent do  you rate that person's chances of winning the primary nomination?

    I'll go: Polis for Gov 60%, Salazar for AG 50%, Griswold for Sec State 100%, Douthit for Treasurer 30%, McCormick for CD4 50%, Gustafson for SD1 100%, McCall for HD65 100%, Krug for Colorado School Board CD4 area 90%.  There is a regent candidate I voted for, but don't remember the name.

  2. Pseudonymous says:

    Meet Colorado’s New Single-Issue Voters: The Cannabis Community

    One afternoon last week, ahead of Tuesday’s primary in the Colorado governor’s race, Mr. Hause hosted one of the leading Democratic candidates, Representative Jared Polis, and reflected on his journey from political ambivalence to activism. As his grandmother passed out her signature peanut butter sugar cookies and Mr. Polis toured the facilities, Mr. Hause said that marijuana had become a political “entry point” for him and his friends, much like issues such as net neutrality and gay rights had been to other young people.

    “I’ve never been really political, but now that it’s affecting me personally I’ve had to pay more attention,” Mr. Hause said.

    For farmers like Mr. Hause and leaders of the ever-bigger cannabis industry nationwide, the next step in the legalization movement is achieving sustained electoral power, and many see their biggest opportunity as the governor’s race and several down-ballot races in a state where marijuana policy has taken center stage.

  3. Davie says:

    Despite Jon Caldera (and Dave Barnes') best efforts, there is very little interest in voting for a contrarian candidate in the opposite party's primary:

    Only 611 registered Democrats or Republicans became unaffiliated voters between April 26, the deadline for candidates to make the primary ballot, and May 29, the deadline for voters to register with a party or become unaffiliated before the primary, and cast ballots as of Thursday night.

    264 were registered Democrats who became unaffiliated and just 93 of them voted in the Republican primary contest, according to Colorado secretary of state’s office data. The rest voted in the Democratic primaries.

    For registered Republicans, 347 became unaffiliated voters and 193 of those voted in the Democratic primaries, data from state elections officials shows. The rest voted in the GOP primary.

    I wonder if Caldera thought he could vote in both of them?

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