We made a slight, but significant, adjustment to “The Big Line” today.
For the first time, we have Republican Greg Lopez as a slight favorite over
Hiedi Heidi Ganahl in the Republican Primary for Governor.
A lot of things can, and probably will, change in the coming weeks as June 28 draws nearer, but the buzz right now is that Lopez seems to be doing better than Ganahl in attracting GOP support. Ganahl, meanwhile, is trying to dispute reports that she has been largely absent on the campaign trail lately.
There is even a persistent rumor going around that Lopez is currently polling better than Ganahl; we can’t confirm or deny this rumor, but we’ve heard it enough times — from enough different people — that there may be some truth to the idea.
Whatever happens in the GOP Primary won’t change much for the General Election. Both Lopez and Ganahl would be HEAVY underdogs against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jared Polis in November.
Lopez and Ganahl might flip back and forth in the coming weeks, but for today, this is how we see the Primary shaking out.