The Green Papers: Colorado 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 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. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Cory Scott Gardner
First elected: 2014.
Also served in the U.S. House: 2011-2015.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

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; 30 Sep 15; Tot $5,699,474; Dsb $1,546,322
  Candidate Republican     Robert B. Blaha
  Candidate Republican     Charles Joseph "Charlie" Ehler
FEC S6CO00234
  Candidate Republican     former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Frazier
  Candidate Republican     El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn
FEC S6CO00226; 30 Sep 15; Tot $39,419; Dsb $23,808
  Candidate Republican     Tom Janich
  Candidate Republican     Michael Kinlaw
FEC S6CO00242; 30 Sep 15; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Peg Littleton
  Candidate Republican     Greg Lopez
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Timothy Patrick "Tim" Neville
FEC S6CO00259
  Candidate Unity     Bill Hammons
FEC S4CO00411
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Gary Swing
Boiling Frog Party

FEC S8CO00099

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor John W. Hickenlooper
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Joseph "Joe" Garcia
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined);
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 30 Sep 15; Tot $370,905; Dsb $316,460
  Candidate Democratic     Charles H. "Chuck" Norris
FEC H6CO06017; 30 Sep 15; Tot $3,425; Dsb $346
  Candidate Republican     Charles Wesley "Casper" Stokham
FEC H6CO01208

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Jared Polis
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Jared Polis
FEC H8CO02137; 30 Sep 15; Tot $602,917; Dsb $213,882
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas Grant "Nic" Morse
FEC H6CO02149

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman Scott Randall Tipton
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Scott Randall Tipton
FEC H6CO03139; 30 Sep 15; Tot $542,004; Dsb $160,910

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Larry Johnson
  Candidate Democratic     Bob Seay
FEC H6CO04160
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 30 Sep 15; Tot $484,144; Dsb $325,812

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 30 Sep 15; Tot $226,873; Dsb $70,491

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Morgan L. Carroll
FEC H6CO06058; 30 Sep 15; Tot $377,938; Dsb $70,300
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Edward "Ed" Casso
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  Candidate Democratic     Perry Haney
FEC H2CO00035; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,001,000; Dsb $45,585
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
FEC H8CO06138; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,107,462; Dsb $269,765

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC H6CO07023; 30 Sep 15; Tot $743,613; Dsb $342,077

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Wayne W. Williams
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Wife of Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman
 

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): 6 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law)
  Unity: 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.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Colorado Constitution and Revised Statutes
Election Authority
  Colorado Secretary of State
  Colorado Secretary of State - Elections Center
  Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Colorado General Assembly
Democratic
  Colorado Democratic Party
  Democratic Caucus
Republican
  Colorado Republican Party
Third Party
  America First Party of Colorado
  Colorado Affiliate Of The Constitution Party
  Colorado Right to Life
  Justice Party of Colorado
  Libertarian Party of Colorado
  The Green Party of Colorado
  The Unity Party of America
  The Unity Party of Colorado
  Unity Party of Colorado
Media & others
  Aspen Daily News
  Aurora Daily Sun & Sentinel
  BizWest - Boulder
  Carbondale Valley Journal
  Colorado Daily - Boulder
  Colorado Political News - ColoradoPols.com
  Colorado Politics, News and Inside Information
  Cortez Journal
  Criag Daily Press
  Daily Reporter-Herald - Loveland
  Delta County Independent
  Denver Post
  Glenwood Springs Post Independent
  Greeley Tribune
  Gunnison Country Times
  Haxtun-Fleming Herald
  Lamar Daily News
  Mineral County Miner
  Monte Vista Journal
  Montrose Daily Press
  Pine River Times - Bayfield
  Politics1.com - Colorado
  Pueblo Chieftain
  Rifle Citizen Telegram
  Rio Blanco Herald Times
  Rocky Mountain News - Denver
  Snowmass Village Sun
  Summit Daily News - Frisco
  The Aspen Times
  The Canyon Courier - Evergreen
  The Colorado Independent - Denver
  The Colorado Statesman - Denver
  The Coloradoan - Fort Collins
  The Crested Butte News
  The Daily Camera - Boulder
  The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
  The Daily Times-Call - Longmont
  The Durango Herald
  The Fort Morgan Times
  The Gazette - Colorado Springs
  The Herald Democrat - Leadville
  The Journal Advocate - Sterling
  The Mountain Mail - Salida
  The Mountain-Ear - Nederland
  Times-Call - Longmont
  Vail Daily

 


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  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
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  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 Elections  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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