BREAKING: State Senate Control Hinges on This District…

Democrat Jenise May

Jenise May

Republican Rep. Kevin Priola

Kevin Priola

Control of the State Senate in 2016 appears as though it will be decided in SD-25 (Adams County), where Republican Rep. Kevin Priola is battling Democrat Jenise May for an open seat being vacated by the term-limited state Sen. Mary Hodge (D-Brighton).

Republicans have directed most of their financial resources in the last week toward SD-25 in hopes of propping up Priola’s sputtering campaign. Nevertheless, voter turnout numbers through Monday show Democrats with a nearly-2,000 vote lead in SD-25.

From everything we hear, Democrats appear to be in pretty good shape in the other two top-targeted State Senate races in SD-19 (Arvada/Westminster) and SD-26 (Cherry Hills). So long as Democratic voters turn out in decent numbers today, Democrats will net a one-seat advantage here (pickup in SD-19 and hold in SD-26), which would erase the one-seat lead for Republicans in the current State Senate makeup.

If May is able to hold of Priola in SD-25 today, Democrats should regain control of both chambers of the state legislature.

No pressure, or anything.


One Community Comment, Facebook Comments

  1. Davie says:

    I think we got more than a dozen pieces from Priola and the dark money supporting him in the final weeks of the campaign – often daily.

    They were bland, misleading and totally whitewashing his record and intentions.  So happy I got to vote for Jenise before finally moving to Denver from Aurora.

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