The Green Papers: Colorado 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 24 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 31 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 24 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
Thursday 10 July 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
 
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:
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24 June primary certified returns from the Colorado Secretary of State.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns from the Colorado Secretary of State.

 
           

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

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Mark E. Udall
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 983,891 48.20% Congressman Cory Scott Gardner
Congressman CD 4

FEC S4CO00395; 24 Nov 14; Tot $12,041,373; Dsb $12,385,242
  Candidate Democratic 944,203 46.26% Senator Mark E. Udall
FEC S8CO00172; 24 Nov 14; Tot $17,408,839; Dsb $18,430,993
  Candidate Libertarian 52,876 2.59% Gaylon Kent
FEC S4CO00403
  Candidate Unaffiliated 29,472 1.44% Stephen H. "Steve" Shogan
FEC S4CO00387; 04 Nov 14; Tot $210,301; Dsb $212,365
  Candidate Unaffiliated 24,151 1.18% Raúl Acosta
FEC S4CO00296
  Candidate Unity 6,427 0.31% Bill Hammons
FEC S4CO00411
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 21 0.00% Donald Willoughby
On the ballot as "Willoughby"

FEC S4CO00429
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 17 0.00% Kathleen Rosewater Cunningham
FEC S4CO00437
Total 2,041,058 100.00%  

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 regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Michael F. Bennet
FEC S0CO00211
  Candidate Unity     Bill Hammons
FEC S4CO00411
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Gary Swing
Boiling Frog Party

FEC S8CO00099

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor John W. Hickenlooper
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Democratic 1,006,433 49.30% Governor John W. Hickenlooper
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Joseph "Joe" Garcia
  Candidate Republican 938,195 45.95% former Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Beauprez
for Lieutenant Governor: Douglas County Commissioner Jill Repella
  Candidate Libertarian 39,590 1.94% Matthew Hess
for Lieutenant Governor: Brandon Young
  Candidate Green 27,391 1.34% Harry O. Hempy
for Lieutenant Governor: Scott Olson
  Candidate Unaffiliated 24,042 1.18% Mike Dunafon
for Lieutenant Governor: Robin J. Roberts
  Candidate Unaffiliated 5,923 0.29% Paul Noel Fiorino
for Lieutenant Governor: Charles George Whitley.
  Candidate Write-in 33 0.00% Marcus Giavanni
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Yballa
Total 2,041,607 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Joseph "Joe" Garcia
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular 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 Renominated);
4 Republican (3 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Diana L. DeGette
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 183,281 65.81% Congressman Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,011,275; Dsb $1,050,515
  Candidate Republican 80,682 28.97% Martin H. Walsh
FEC H4CO01112; 24 Nov 14; Tot $16,325; Dsb $15,126
  Candidate Libertarian 9,292 3.34% Frank Atwood
FEC H2CO01140
  Candidate Unaffiliated 5,236 1.88% Danny E. Stroud
FEC H2CO01124; 31 Aug 14; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 2 0.00% Daniel Kirschler
FEC H4CO01146
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 1 0.00% Spencer Logan "Logan" Blackburn
FEC H4CO01138
Total 278,494 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Jared Polis
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 196,300 56.74% Congressman Jared Polis
FEC H8CO02137; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,190,951; Dsb $1,180,280
  Candidate Republican 149,645 43.26% George Leing
FEC H4CO02094; 24 Nov 14; Tot $363,466; Dsb $363,466
Total 345,945 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Scott Randall Tipton
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 163,011 57.98% Congressman Scott Randall Tipton
FEC H6CO03139; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,307,963; Dsb $1,257,039
  Candidate Democratic 100,364 35.70% Abel J. Tapia
FEC H4CO00023; 31 Dec 14; Tot $295,736; Dsb $294,805
  Candidate Unaffiliated 11,294 4.02% Tisha Trinette Casida
FEC H2CO03146; 15 Oct 14; Tot $11,072; Dsb $9,500
  Candidate Libertarian 6,472 2.30% Travis Mero
FEC H4CO03274
Total 281,141 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Cory Scott Gardner
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 26 February 2014: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2014.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 185,292 64.67% Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,333,044; Dsb $1,221,122
  Candidate Democratic 83,727 29.22% former Trinidad School District Director Victor S. "Vic" Meyers
FEC H4CO04074; 27 Dec 14; Tot $74,379; Dsb $74,379
  Candidate Libertarian 9,472 3.31% Jess Loban
FEC H4CO04140
  Candidate Unaffiliated 8,016 2.80% Grant Doherty
FEC H4CO04082; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,672; Dsb $13,484
Total 286,507 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 157,182 59.80% Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 24 Nov 14; Tot $590,022; Dsb $463,059
  Candidate Democratic 105,673 40.20% Irving Leslie "Irv" Halter, Jr.
FEC H4CO05055; 22 Dec 14; Tot $834,943; Dsb $833,961
Total 262,855 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 143,467 51.90% Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
FEC H8CO06138; 24 Nov 14; Tot $4,700,862; Dsb $4,654,851
  Candidate Democratic 118,847 42.99% former state Representative Andrew Romanoff
FEC H4CO06087; 31 Dec 14; Tot $5,145,370; Dsb $5,145,370
  Candidate Libertarian 8,623 3.12% Norm Olsen
FEC H2CO02122
  Candidate Green 5,503 1.99% Gary Swing
FEC H8CO01089
Total 276,440 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 148,225 55.07% Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC H6CO07023; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,030,872; Dsb $1,857,961
  Candidate Republican 120,918 44.93% Donald G. W. "Don" Ytterberg
FEC H4CO07036; 31 Dec 14; Tot $300,239; Dsb $298,112
Total 269,143 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Scott E. Gessler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 24 May 2013: Running for Governor in 2014
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 932,588 47.34% El Paso County Clerk Wayne W. Williams
  Candidate Democratic 886,043 44.98% University of Colorado Regent Joseph "Joe" Neguse
  Candidate American Constitution 77,790 3.95% Amanda Campbell
  Candidate Libertarian 73,413 3.73% David Schambach
Total 1,969,834 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 24 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 979,281 49.87% Treasurer Walker Stapleton
  Candidate Democratic 882,437 44.94% former Congressman Elizabeth "Betsy" Markey
Former Congressman first elected November 2008. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2010.
  Candidate Libertarian 101,826 5.19% David Jurist
Total 1,963,544 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 1,002,626 51.43% Cynthia Coffman
Wife of Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
  Candidate Democratic 826,182 42.38% former Adams County District Attorney Donald S. "Don" Quick
  Candidate Libertarian 120,745 6.19% David K. Williams
Total 1,949,553 100.00%  
 

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, 13 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 9 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law)
  Unity: 2 candidates
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 9 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 5 candidates
 
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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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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  The Gazette - Colorado Springs
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  The Journal Advocate - Sterling
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  Times-Call - Longmont
  Vail Daily

 


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