Colorado results for every midterm race
Democrats have controlled the Colorado governorship since 2007, and now that incumbent John Hickenlooper (D) is term-limited out, Rep. Jared Polis (D) and state Treasurer Walker Stapleton (R) are seeking to succeed him. If Polis wins, he would become the first openly gay person to be elected governor in the United States.
As for the House of Representatives, in the Sixth District, Rep. Mike Coffman (R), one of the most endangered GOP incumbents in the country, will face off against Jason Crow (D), an attorney and Army veteran whom Democrats view as one of their top recruits. The only other House contest viewed as potentially competitive is the Third District, where Rep. Scott Tipton (R) is up against Diane Mitsch Bush.
The state legislature could well be up for grabs too. Republicans currently hold a narrow 18-16 majority in the state Senate, but half the chamber is on the ballot today. Democrats, meanwhile, hold the state House majority, and that whole chamber is up. So depending on how things go, Colorado could end up under either party’s sole control or could get another couple years of divided government. There will also be ballot initiatives about reforming the state’s redistricting process and a tax increase to fund education.
Though Colorado used to be more of a purple state, it’s been leaning more heavily toward Democrats of late. Donald Trump lost here in 2016, and he remains unpopular, according to Morning Consult.