It’s a Polis/Primavera Ticket

Dianne Primavera.

UPDATE 5:00PM–the news that apparently couldn’t wait is official, former Rep. Dianne Primavera is Jared Polis’ pick to serve as lieutenant governor of Colorado, as CPR’s Sam Brasch reports:

Dianne Primavera will join Jared Polis as his running mate for governor.

The Democratic candidate chose a former state lawmaker with a track record of fighting for health care access to join him on the ticket. Polis shared his decision in an exclusive interview with Colorado Matters. Political watchers are still waiting on Walker Stapleton’s choice.

“Coloradans and Americans are just getting ripped off on health care,” Polis said. “Dianne, far and away, will be the best partner in helping to fix this here in Colorado and save families money and expand coverage.”


UPDATE 4:55PM: Polis’ last clue has prompted a number of political insiders to speculate that the pick is Dianne Primavera, former state representative who meets the requisite criteria of being a Colorado native who recently became a grandparent, loves dogs, and cuts a rug regularly.

We’ll all know soon enough.


UPDATE: 4:35PM: Curiouser and curiouser:


Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis will announce his pick for lieutenant governor at 6PM today–and until then he’s subjecting the Colorado political water-cooler class to a positively agonizing guessing game:

We thought we had it, but two subsequent hints have thrown us off–apparently Polis’ running mate has two dogs and two fish, and recently became a grandparent. We’ll update as more hints come in…and of course if you know the answer for whatever reason, and/or want to look like a Colorado politics ninja by guessing right, you should get that in the record before the clock strikes six.

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  1. Genghis says:

    Native Coloradan

    So, not Walker Stapleton, then. laugh

  2. Moderatus says:

    A Democratic Socialist!

    • unnamed says:

      At least it won't be a Republican Nazi.

      So, what do you make of more Dems voting in the Colorado primary than Republicans, as well as more unaffiliated voters selecting to vote the Dem ballot than the Nazi er. I mean Republican ballot?

      Also, do you agree with Congressman Coffman that tRump should fire Stephen Miller?

    • spaceman65 says:

      Damn straight!  One day we may look like Sweden, with universal healthcare, paid parental leave, you know, the good things that our society woefully lacks because of . . .  the GOP


  3. Pseudonymous says:

    OK.  Gotta guess.   Know nothing about personal lives, but I think she likes dancing .

    Dianne Primavera

    • Arvadonian1 says:

      Hmmm…I’m a huge fan of Dianne’s but I worry her district was a little too “Boulder adjacent” to offer balance to Polis. He needs a western slope person…

      • gertie97 says:

        Avadonian, the selection of Western Slope Democrats is limited, and the only way a lite guv selection affects a gov candidate is when a joke is selected. See Rowland, Janet.

    • Genghis says:

      Dianne is a dog person who enjoys dancing (don't know about 5 nights/week), but she's also the CEO of the Colorado Komen Foundation and, last I heard, really enjoyed the job. She's also a veteran of six HD33 campaigns, many of which got quite ugly indeed, and it's tough to imagine her wanting to jump into a statewide campaign.

      Then again, Polis did a considerable amount of campaigning for Dianne back in the day, so maybe …

  4. flatiron says:


    Is the Lt Gov going to be two people? Three?

    (Grammarian having difficulty with referring to one person as "they." 

    "This person" would be just fine.

  5. flatiron says:

    PS If Crisanta Duran recently became a grandmother, then I would say its Polis-Duran

  6. unnamed says:

    Waiting for Wayne to roll out Heidi Gandahl for his LG running mate.  Oh wait.

  7. Gray in Mountains says:

    The puzzling was fun.

    Primavera is a really good choice, maybe a great one. I think the Dems have a ticket with 2 people who will be able to stay on message

  8. koop says:

    So what exactly does Primavera add to the ticket other than cancer?

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