The Green Papers: Colorado 2017 General Election
 
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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

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Derrick James Blanton
FEC S0CO00427
  Candidate Democratic     Dustin John Leitzel
FEC S0CO00419
  Candidate Republican     Jerry Natividad

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, re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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
 Candidate list (25)
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Garrity
  Candidate Democratic     Noel Ginsburg
  Candidate Democratic     Moses Carmen Humes
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Michael "Mike" Johnston
  Candidate Democratic     former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Donna Lynne
1 August 2017: Filed to run for Governor.
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared Polis
Congressional District 2.
11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Schroeder
  Candidate Democratic     Erik M. Underwood
  Candidate Republican     Steve Barlock
  Candidate Republican     Denver District Attorney George Brauchler
  Candidate Republican     Larimer County Commissioner  Lew Gaiter, III
  Candidate Republican     former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Victor "Vic" Mitchell
  Candidate Republican     Doug Robinson
  Candidate Republican     Jim Rundberg
  Candidate Republican     JoAnne Silva
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Walker Stapleton
  Candidate Green     Véronique Bellamy
  Candidate American Constitution     George Cantrell
  Candidate Unity     William "Bill" Hammons
  Candidate Independent     Kathleen Cunningham
  Candidate Independent     Korey Paul Starkey
  Candidate Independent     Michael Wilbourn
  Candidate Independent     Matthew Wood

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

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Donna Lynne
Appointed: 6 May 2016. Sworn 12 May 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 1 August 2017: Filed to run for Governor.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (2 Undetermined, 1 Open);
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 30 Jun 17; Tot $228,584; Dsb $223,821
  Candidate Democratic     David Michael Sedbrook
FEC H8CO01105
  Candidate Republican     John Field
FEC H8CO01097

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Jared Polis
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 11 June 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Howard R. Dotson
FEC H8CO02194
  Candidate Democratic     Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Executive Director Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 30 Jun 17; Tot $77,594; Dsb $4,167
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Joaquin Williams
FEC H8CO02202
  Candidate Libertarian     Todd Mitchem
FEC H8CO02210
  Candidate Independent     Nicholas Stephen Dreselly "Nick" Thomas
FEC H8CO02186

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Scott Randall Tipton
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Grand Junction City Councilmember  Christopher "Chris" Kennedy
FEC H8CO03200
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Diane Mitsch Bush
FEC H8CO03192
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Randall Tipton
FEC H6CO03139; 30 Jun 17; Tot $249,454; Dsb $86,485

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Larry Raymond Germanson
FEC H8CO04075; 13 Jul 17; Tot $1,675; Dsb $487
  Candidate Democratic     Steven Chase "Chase" Kohne
FEC H8CO04083; 30 Jun 17; Tot $5,113; Dsb $2,705
  Candidate Democratic     Karen A. McCormick
FEC H8CO04091; 30 Jun 17; Tot $21,906; Dsb $1,169
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Lyons Weil
FEC H8CO04109
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 30 Jun 17; Tot $97,955; Dsb $94,567

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Betty Ann Field
FEC H8CO05122; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,674; Dsb $1,339
  Candidate Democratic     Stephany Rose Spaulding
FEC H8CO05130
  Candidate Democratic     Kimberly Sugarman
FEC H8CO15014
  Candidate Republican     El Paso County Commissioner  Darryl Glenn
FEC H8CO05148
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Owen Hill
FEC H8CO05114; 30 Jun 17; Tot $228,014; Dsb $35,170
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 30 Jun 17; Tot $114,416; Dsb $53,183

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  Michael "Mike" Coffman
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David Aarestad
FEC H8CO06237; 30 Jun 17; Tot $54,319; Dsb $13,757
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 30 Jun 17; Tot $300,482; Dsb $53,203
  Candidate Democratic     Gabriel Shawn McArthur
Candidate for SoS?

FEC H8CO06211
  Candidate Democratic     Levi Tillemann
FEC H8CO06245
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Michael "Mike" Coffman
FEC H8CO06138; 30 Jun 17; Tot $717,362; Dsb $228,402

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
9 April 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
10 July 2017: No longer running for Governor or for Congress.
21 August 2017: Running for Congress in 2018.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dan Baer
FEC H8CO07086
    Democratic     state Senator  Andrew Steven "Andy" Kerr - apparently not a candidate
22 August 2017: Dropped out endorsing Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter.

FEC H8CO07060; 18 Jul 17; Tot $104,597; Dsb $50,871
    Democratic     state Senator  Dominick Moreno - apparently not a candidate
21 August 2017: Dropped out endorsing Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter.

FEC H8CO07078; 30 Jun 17; Tot $84,247; Dsb $7,503
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
9 April 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
10 July 2017: No longer running for Governor or for Congress.
21 August 2017: Running for Congress in 2018.

FEC H6CO07023; 30 Jun 17; Tot $238,076; Dsb $165,884
    Democratic     state Representative Brittany Louise Pettersen - apparently not a candidate
21 August 2017: Dropped out endorsing Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter.

FEC H8CO07045; 30 Jun 17; Tot $170,206; Dsb $48,159
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Nathan Clay
FEC H8CO07052

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Phillip Villard

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
Open Seat - At term limit.
Candidate for Governor in 2017.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Represenative Steve Lebsock
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Justin Everett

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

  Republican Attorney General  Cynthia H. Coffman
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Dougherty
  Candidate Democratic     Brad Levin
  Candidate Democratic     Amy Padden
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Joseph "Joe" Salazar
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Weiser
 

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, 38 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 18 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution): 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law)
  Unity: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
  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
  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
  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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