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Colorado  
 
General Information

Election Timeline


  • February 7, 2012 - Presidential caucuses
  • April 2, 2012- Deadline to file for candidacy
  • June 26, 2012 - Primary elections (non-presidential)
  • November 6, 2012 - Election day
  • Latest Polls and Updates


    Conservative Ranking


    Colorado is the 23rd least conservative state, voting 1.68% less Republican in the 2008 presidential elections than the national average.

    Partisan Trend


    Based on voting patterns since 1992, Colorado is trending DEMOCRAT in presidential elections.

    GOP Trend Ranking


    Colorado ranks 33rd among the 50 states.
     

    Projected Races
    Click on a race for details

    Presidential Race


    Barack Obama - inc  vs.  Mitt Romney

    Senate Race


    No race in 2012

    Governor Race


    No race in 2012

    Competitive House Races


  • District 3:  Scott Tipton - inc  vs.  Salvatore Pace, II
  • District 6:  Mike Coffman - inc  vs.  Joe Miklosi
  • Other House Races


    Projected winner listed first
  • District 1:  Dianna DeGette (D)-inc vs. Danny Stroud (R)
  • District 2:  Jared Polis (D)-inc vs. Kevin Lundberg (R)
  • District 4:  Cory Gardner (R)-inc vs. Brandon Shaffer (D)
  • District 5:  Doug Lamborn (R)-inc  (unopposed)
  • District 7:  Edwin Perlmutter (D)-inc vs. Joseph Coors, Jr. (R) - possibly competitive
  •  
    Additional Information
    Current Partisan Breakdown
     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 DEM
      Representatives 4 GOP, 3 DEM
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      Lt. Governor DEM
      State Senate - DEM control 15 GOP, 20 DEM
      State House - GOP control 33 GOP, 32 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  John Hickenlooper (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • Lt. Governor:  Joseph Garcia (D) - 1st term, tied to Governor
  • Senior Senator:  Mark Udall (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2014
  • Junior Senator:  Michael Bennet (D) - 1st term, up for re-election in 2016
  • House District 1:  Dianna Degett (D) - 8th term
  • House District 2:  Jared Polis (D) - 2nd term
  • House District 3:  Scott Tipton (R) - 1st term
  • House District 4:  Cory Gardner (R) - 1st term
  • House District 5:  Doug Lamborn (R) - 3rd term
  • House District 6:  Mike Coffman (R) - 2nd term
  • House District 7:  Ed Perlmutter (D) - 3rd term
  • Historical Partisan Snapshot


     
      Race 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010

    President Mod R -- Weak R -- Mod D --

    Senate
    Class 2 -- Weak R -- -- Strong D --
    Class 3 -- -- Weak D -- -- Weak D

    Governor -- Solid R -- Strong D -- Solid D

    House 3 GOP
    3 DEM
    5 GOP
    2 DEM
    4 GOP
    3 DEM
    3 GOP
    4 DEM
    2 GOP
    5 DEM
    4 GOP
    3 DEM
    CD-1 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-2 Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D Solid D
    CD-3 Solid R Solid R Weak D Solid D Solid D Weak R
    CD-4 Solid R Strong R Mod R Weak R Strong D Strong R
    CD-5 Solid D Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-6 Strong R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R Solid R
    CD-7 NA Weak R Strong R Strong D Solid D Strong D
    BOLD - party turnover
     
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Colorado Race Tracking
    President
    Barack Obama - inc
    vs
    Mitt Romney
    Projected Winner
    House District 3
    Scott Tipton - inc
    vs
    Salvatore Pace, II
    Projected Winner
    House District 6
    Mike Coffman - inc
    vs
    Joe Miklosi
    Projected Winner
    2012 Elections On Demand


    Presidential Races
     
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    Polls:

    Senate & Governor Races
     
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    Competitive House Races
     
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    Special Thanks To:

    Charlie Cook
    Cook Political


    Congressional Quarterly
    CQ Politics


    D.C. Finegold Sachs
    DC's Political Report


    Dave Leip
    U.S. Election Atlas


    David Wissing
    The Hedgehog Report


    Larry Sabato
    Crystal Ball


    Richard & Tony
    The Green Papers


    Rose Institute
    Redistricting in America


    Tom Bevan and John McIntyre
    RealClearPolitics

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