2018 Primary Election Day Open Thread #2

UPDATE (8:04): Democrats Diane Mitsch Bush (CD-3), Karen McCormick (CD-4), and Jason Crow (CD-6) will be moving on to the General Election. Joe Neguse wins Democratic Primary in CD-2.


UPDATE (7:58): The races to watch at this point are the Republican battle for State Treasurer and the Democratic fight for Attorney General.


UPDATE (7:56): Dave Young will win the Democratic Primary for State Treasurer.


UPDATE (7:51): Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn wins again in Colorado Springs. In Denver, Rep. Diana DeGette will handily win the Democratic Primary.


UPDATE (7:40): Barring some strange turn of event, the race for Governor will be between Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton:


UPDATE (7:30): Preliminary numbers from the Secretary of State:


The polls — or whatever you call them in a mail ballot election — close at 7:00 pm tonight. We’re well on our way to crossing the 1 million voters mark in the Primary.

Check back early and often for election night news and results.

25 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Zappatero says:

    More on The Red Hen.

    You know, if some of you worried more about what your leaders did than what some stupid blog commenter did then you’d probably be a bit more politically rewarded. 

  2. Ckonola says:

    So far the real nail biter is the AG race. 


    • Gilpin Guy says:

      Whoever wins has got some good practice running in this tight a primary.

    • mamajama55 says:

      Salazar is really strong in rural Colorado. It's like a big light green Salazar donut around the urban areas that voted more for Wieser. In some of them, it's super close or tied. Park County went for Weiser by 18 votes. Washington and Gilpin counties are exactly tied between the candidates.

      This doesn't surprise me, because of Joe Salazar's record of getting out there and working on civil rights, prison, and environmental issues that affect rural communities.

      If Weiser does pull this off by a whisker, will he remember how close it was, and that half the voters in Colorado want clear , consistent limits on where and when fracking happens?

      Can we put to rest the notion that all the Joe Salazar voters are dumb, uninformed hicks that thought he was that other Salazar? I don't see anyone saying that Cary Kennedy got so much support because silly people got her confused with that other famous Kennedy politician. 

      not share with the DCCC, has gotten out the vote (or the ballot turn in) for Joe. I have gotten 5 texts and phone calls from Our Revolution urging me to vote for Salazar. That’s impressive. Annoying, but impressive.

      Chances are still 50-50 that we wake up tomorrow with an attorney general nominee that nobody, least of all Colorado Pols, expected to win.

      And you can bet that he will chop Broccoli.

      UPDATE: ~8K votes apart with some of Weld, Montrose, El Paso, and Boulder still only partialy counted at 4 am 6/27. That shows the impact of the last minute “Our Revolution” GOTV for Joe, so I’m still optimistic.


      • Voyageur says:

        Your faith is touching but doesn 't seem to be moving the mountain of Weiser's lead.  You say "except for Denver and Jeffco, the late-counting counties are all rural. "

        Uhh, those are our two biggest counties and between them have more votes than all of rural Colorado put together.

        With 93 pct of the vote in, 9 News reports a 9,500 vote Weiser lead.   Salazar would have to beat Weiser by 3-1 in latebreporting votes to come ahead.

        My money is on the notoriois RBG's guy beating the Bernie Bro.  Are we on for a beer?

  3. MADCO says:

    Hey, CD3!!

    Can Diane Mitsch Bush win?


    • Bob1313 says:

      I have spent quite a bit of time with Diane and I sincerly believe that she has the best chance of taking out Tipton than any of his previous opponents. She's been endorsed by a pretty impressive list of pols and groups from all over the spectrum.

    • gertie97 says:

      I'd love to think she can win. But the knuckle-dragging trumpies in Mesa County gave Ray Scott a 2-1 victory over moderate Republican Dan Thurlow because of guns, PAC money and trumpian-level lies from Scott's campaigns. Mesa has by far the largest concentration of Republicans in the 3rd so Diane will need a large break of unaffiliateds and every Dem vote in the district. Pueblo dems will have to turn out huge.


  4. Davie says:

    Fun facts:

    1)  Even Saira Rao got more votes than Casper Stockham (take a hint, man — they don't want you!)

    2)  CD3 — total D/U votes exceeded (R) votes for Tipton (hang on to all those voters and we get a new Rep!)

    3) CD6 — D/U turnout is substantially greater than votes for Coffman (dreams of retirement finally on the horizon 🙂

    4)  SoS — Go Jena!  already ahead of Wayno 

    5)  Treasurer and AG races — D/U combine to wallop the R turnout!

  5. Davie says:

    Also, call Lassie — Timmy appears to have fallen down the well!  State Senate prelim voter turnout is favoring Tammy Story over Tim Neville (wow, hope those numbers hold up tonight and in the general!)

  6. Zappatero says:

    Lefty rumblings in NY…bye DCCC

  7. Pseudonymous says:

    The Times called CD-4 for Karen.  She’s chuffed.  Also election house parties on hot days kinda suck

  8. MichaelBowman says:

    Made it home from Tennessee in time for the Polis event.  Many thanks to Cary, Mike and Donna for their hard-fought campaigns. Jared gave a very inspiring speech tonight. He is really in his stride.  #goteamblue

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