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

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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.

Governor

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

State treasurer

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

Attorney general

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

Secretary of state

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

Congressional District 1

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

Congressional District 4

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

Congressional District 6

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

Congressional District 7

 
Democrat
 
Ed Perlmutter: 100 percent (uncontested)
 
Republican
 
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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