The Green Papers: Colorado 2013 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2013. Find 2014 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:5,044,930 (1.63% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Denver
 

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Colorado State and Local Government

Colorado 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark E. Udall
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Mark E. Udall
FEC S8CO00172; 30 Sep 13; Tot $4,084,954; Dsb $1,302,580
  Candidate Republican     Mark Handley Aspiri
FEC S4CO00361
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Randy L. Baumgardner
FEC S4CO00346
  Candidate Republican     Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC S0CO00237; 30 Sep 13; Tot $228,020; Dsb $53,802
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Owen Hill
FEC S4CO00338; 30 Sep 13; Tot $250,411; Dsb $61,151
    Republican     Stephen Patrick Lafley - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Jaime McMillan
FEC S4CO00320; 30 Sep 13; Tot $10,750; Dsb $13,858
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Amy Stephens
FEC S4CO00353
  Candidate Republican     Floyd Trujillo
FEC S4CO00379

Class 3 Democratic Senator Michael F. Bennet
Appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Ken Salazar on 21 January 2009 after entering upon his duties as Secretary of the Interior; appointed 21 January 2009 and sworn 22 January 2009. First elected: 2010.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor John W. Hickenlooper
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Greg Brophy
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State Scott E. Gessler
  Candidate Republican     Steve House
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Mike Kopp
    Republican     former Cranston Rhode Island Mayor Steve Laffey - apparently not a candidate
24 May 2013: "I have decided to withdraw from the 2014 Governorís race in Colorado."
  Candidate Republican     Jim Rundberg
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo
First elected to the U.S. Congress: 1998; re-elected: 2000 - 2008; Unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination: 2008; Unsuccessful American Constitution Party candidate for Colorado Governor: 2010.
  Candidate Libertarian     Matthew Hess

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Joseph "Joe" Garcia
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined);
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 30 Sep 13; Tot $326,057; Dsb $316,377
  Candidate Republican     Martin H. Walsh
FEC H4CO01112

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Jared Polis
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Jared Polis
FEC H8CO02137; 30 Sep 13; Tot $285,710; Dsb $195,784

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Scott Randall Tipton
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Abel Gebre Laeke
FEC H4CO03233; 30 Jun 13; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Scott Randall Tipton
FEC H6CO03139; 30 Sep 13; Tot $525,562; Dsb $179,877
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Tisha Trinette Casida

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Cory Scott Gardner
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Trinidad School District Director Victor S. "Vic" Meyers
FEC H4CO04074
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Cory Scott Gardner
FEC H0CO04122; 30 Sep 13; Tot $655,323; Dsb $356,262

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Irving Leslie "Irv" Halter, Jr.
FEC H4CO05055; 30 Sep 13; Tot $121,024; Dsb $37,857
  Candidate Democratic     Leslie Annette Summey
aka Leslie Annette Simpson-Summey

FEC H4CO06095
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 30 Sep 13; Tot $121,949; Dsb $102,413

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Andrew Romanoff
FEC H4CO06087; 30 Sep 13; Tot $1,545,518; Dsb $211,018
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
FEC H8CO06138; 30 Sep 13; Tot $1,609,679; Dsb $389,854

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC H6CO07023; 30 Sep 13; Tot $735,629; Dsb $304,514
  Candidate Republican     Donald G. W. "Don" Ytterberg
FEC H4CO07036; 30 Sep 13; Tot $250; Dsb $0

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Secretary of State Scott E. Gessler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 24 May 2013: Running for Governor in 2014
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Ken Gordon
  Candidate Democratic     University of Colorado Regent Joseph "Joe" Neguse
  Candidate Republican     El Paso County Clerk Wayne W. Williams

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Betsy Markey
Former Congressman first elected November 2008. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2010.
  Candidate Democratic     Broomfield Mayor Patrick "Pat" Quinn

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Attorney General John W. Suthers
Appointed: 5 January 2005 as an Independent; First elected as a Republican: 2006; re-elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - At Term Limit
  Candidate Democratic     former Adams County District Attorney Don Quick
  Candidate Republican     Cynthia Coffman
Wife of Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman Coffman
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Mark Waller
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 22 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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