The Green Papers: Colorado 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 30 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Monday 6 April 2020 - Filing Deadline - Minor Parties.
Tuesday 30 June 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.
Thursday 9 July 2020 - Filing Deadline - Unaffiliated candidate nomination petition.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2020 Election Calendar from the Colorado Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
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 (16)
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador Dan Baer
FEC S0CO00500; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,355,257; Dsb $346,914
  Candidate Democratic     Diana Bray
FEC S0CO00492; 30 Jun 19; Tot $72,514; Dsb $46,506
  Candidate Democratic     Ellen Burnes
FEC S0CO00526; 30 Jun 19; Tot $121,841; Dsb $95,010
  Candidate Democratic     Lorena Garcia
FEC S0CO00435; 30 Jun 19; Tot $19,323; Dsb $22,319
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Michael C. "Mike" Johnston
FEC S0CO00468; 30 Jun 19; Tot $3,399,964; Dsb $765,833
  Candidate Democratic     Dustin John Leitzel
FEC S0CO00419; 31 Mar 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Alice Madden
FEC S0CO00534; 30 Jun 19; Tot $196,862; Dsb $97,667
  Candidate Democratic     Keith Allen Pottratz
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FEC S0CO00443; 31 Mar 19; Tot $2,003; Dsb $250
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Andrew Romanoff
FEC S0CO00286; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,006,851; Dsb $274,196
  Candidate Democratic     Stephany Rose "Rocky Mountain Rose" Spaulding
FEC S0CO00484; 30 Jun 19; Tot $98,096; Dsb $72,795
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Attorney John Walsh
FEC S0CO00518; 30 Jun 19; Tot $776,999; Dsb $194,737
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Angela Williams
FEC S0CO00559
  Candidate Democratic     Patricia Anne "Trish" Zornio
FEC S0CO00450; 30 Jun 19; Tot $73,288; Dsb $51,956
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Cory Scott Gardner
FEC S4CO00395; 30 Jun 19; Tot $4,012,065; Dsb $793,711
  Candidate Unity     Gary Swing
FEC S0CO00542

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Michael Farrand 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
2 May 2019: "We cannot be the first generation to leave less to our kids, not more. That’s why I’m running for President. Let’s build opportunity for every American and restore integrity to our government."
 4 April 2019: Senator Michael F. Bennet announced he has prostate cancer. The prognosis is good.

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Jared Polis
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket- and nominated- with the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Diana L. DeGette
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Diana L. DeGette
FEC H6CO01141; 30 Jun 19; Tot $345,938; Dsb $222,716
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Crisanta Desirae Duran
FEC H0CO01136; 30 Jun 19; Tot $150,824; Dsb $65,176
  Candidate Democratic     Charlie Madison Winters
FEC H0CO01144

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Joseph "Joe" Neguse
FEC H8CO02160; 30 Jun 19; Tot $412,041; Dsb $99,018
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Mark Matyi
FEC H0CO02191

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Scott Randall Tipton
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Diane Mitsch Bush
FEC H8CO03192; 30 Jun 19; Tot $138,716; Dsb $19,188
  Candidate Democratic     Root Routledge
FEC H8CO03234; 30 Jun 19; Tot $4; Dsb $120
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Donald Valdez
FEC H0CO03132
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Scott Randall Tipton
FEC H6CO03139; 30 Jun 19; Tot $392,660; Dsb $113,702

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Isaac Ian McCorkle
FEC H0CO04197; 30 Jun 19; Tot $1,914; Dsb $1,619
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck
FEC H4CO04090; 30 Jun 19; Tot $84,647; Dsb $82,864

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jillian Freeland
FEC H0CO05129; 30 Jun 19; Tot $4,709; Dsb $668
  Candidate Democratic     Mario Sanchez
FEC H0CO05111
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn
FEC H6CO05159; 30 Jun 19; Tot $86,150; Dsb $73,422
  Candidate United Party     Rebecca Keltie

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jason Crow
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jason Crow
FEC H8CO06229; 30 Jun 19; Tot $936,471; Dsb $184,849
  Candidate Republican     Casper Wesley Stockham
FEC H0CO06101
  Candidate Natural Law     Jaimie Kulikowski
FEC H8CO06294

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Nathan Clay
FEC H8CO07052
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter
FEC H6CO07023; 30 Jun 19; Tot $367,721; Dsb $250,224

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jena Griswold
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
15 July 2019: Formed an exploratory committee to run for Senate Class 2

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  David "Dave" Young
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Philip "Phil" Weiser
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 10 incumbents, 27 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 5 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Constitution (affiliate of Constitution)
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  United Party (affiliate of Natural Law): 1 candidate
  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.

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
  American Constitution 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 Coloradoan - Fort Collins
  The Crested Butte News
  The Daily Camera - Boulder
  The Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
  The Daily Times-Call - Longmont
  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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