Primary election 2018

Stapleton, Polis win in governor primary, plus more statewide and congressional results

Weiser bests Salazar for attorney general; Crow beats Tillemann handily to face Coffman

Results updated as of Wednesday morning.
The general election for governor of Colorado will indeed be a contest between Republican Walker Stapleton and Democrat Jared Polis — as months of polling predicted — and both held large leads after the first batch of results were released after 7 p.m. on primary Election Day, June 26.
Stapleton, the current state treasurer, appeared to claim victory minutes after 7:30 p.m.
“Thank You Colorado! Together, we have taken one giant step toward taking back the Governor's Office. Onward to victory in November!” Stapleton said on Twitter.
Victor Mitchell, who shaped up to come in second in the Republican primary, conceded the race and offered support to Stapleton going forward — calling Polis a “flat-out socialist.”
“Obviously, we're disappointed — we fell a little bit short, but I just want to wish Walker Stapleton the best, and we'll be pulling for him, fighting for him in any way we can,” said Mitchell, a businessman and former state legislator from Castle Rock.
Polis, the U.S. congressman from Boulder, took aim at Stapleton and President Donald Trump in his victory speech.
On the question of "whether or not health care is a human right, to whether immigrant children deserve human decency and human rights, to even the basic question of whether or not honest is important in the public sphere, Walker Stapleton comes out on the wrong side," Polis said.
Polis thanked his supporters and said they "answered the call to fight back against the divisive Trump agenda."
In a statement, Stapleton said Polis authored a bill in Congress weeks ago that would roll back the Trump-backed tax cuts.
"And make no mistake, as Governor, Jared Polis will raise every tax and fee he can to take more money from hardworking Coloradans," Stapleton said.
Cary Kennedy, who was in position to come in second to Polis, congratulated him in a statement at about 8:20 p.m.
“Congratulations to Jared Polis,” said Kennedy, a former state treasurer. “Together, we will work toward keeping the governor's office blue, growing the majority in the State House and winning back the State Senate.”
The following are unofficial results, as of 10:30 a.m. June 27, from the June 26 primaries in statewide and congressional races in the metro area. Candidates who received the most votes will appear on the November general election ballot.


Jared Polis: 44.7 percent
Cary Kennedy: 24.7 percent
Mike Johnston: 23.3 percent
Donna Lynne: 7.3 percent
Walker Stapleton: 47.9 percent
Victor Mitchell: 30.2 percent
Greg Lopez: 13.1 percent
Doug Robinson: 8.9 percent

State treasurer

Dave Young: 68.2 percent
Bernard Douthit: 31.8 percent
Brian Watson: 38 percent
Justin Everett: 37 percent
Polly Lawrence: 25.1 percent

Attorney general

Phil Weiser: 50.8 percent
Joe Salazar: 49.2 percent
George Brauchler: 100 percent (uncontested)

Secretary of state

Jena Griswold: 100 percent (uncontested)
Wayne Williams: 100 percent (uncontested)

Congressional District 1

Diana DeGette: 70.9 percent
Saira Rao: 29.1 percent
Charles Stockham: 100 percent (uncontested)

Congressional District 4

Karen McCormick: 64.7 percent
Chase Kohne: 35.3 percent
Ken Buck: 100 percent (uncontested)

Congressional District 6

Jason Crow: 66.1 percent
Levi Tillemann: 34 percent
Mike Coffman: 100 percent (uncontested)

Congressional District 7

Ed Perlmutter: 100 percent (uncontested)
Mark Barrington: 100 percent (uncontested)

Colorado Board of Education (one member per congressional district):

Congressional District 4, Democrat:
Tim Krug: 100 percent (uncontested)
Congressional District 4, Republican:
Debora Scheffel: 100 percent (uncontested)

University of Colorado Board of Regents (one member per congressional district; two at-large):

At-large, Democrat:
Lesley Smith: 100 percent (uncontested)
At-large, Republican:
Ken Montera: 100 percent (uncontested)
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