2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado

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All seven Colorado seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 3 4
Seats won 4 3
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 1,343,211 1,079,772
Percentage 53.44% 42.96%
Swing Increase6.66% Decrease4.74%

2018 U.S. House elections in Colorado.svg
  Democratic hold
  Republican hold
  Democratic gain

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado were held on November 6, 2018, to elect the seven U.S. Representatives from the state of Colorado, one from each of the state's seven congressional districts. The Republican and Democratic Party primaries in Colorado were held on June 26, 2018. The elections coincided with the gubernatorial election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

District 1[edit]

The 1st district is located in Central Colorado and includes most of the city of Denver. The incumbent is Democrat Diana DeGette, who has represented the district since 1997. She was re-elected to an eleventh term with 68% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Eliminated at Convention
  • David Sedbrook (Democratic)

Endorsements[edit]

Saira Rao

National:

State and Local:

  • Colorado Black Woman for Political Action
  • Joe Salazar, state representative and candidate for attorney general[2]
  • Rudy Gonzales, executive director of Servicios de la Raza
  • Buie Seawell, former Colorado Democratic Party Chair
  • Denis Berckefeldt, former secretary of the Colorado Democratic Party and congressional candidate
  • Dusti Gurule, executive director of Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights
  • Kelly Perez, founder and CEO of KindColorado
  • Neeti Pawar, founder of the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado
  • Chaz Tedesco, Adams county commissioner
  • Debbie Ortega, Denver city councilwoman
  • Rafel Espinoza, Denver city councilman
  • Dr. Timothy Tyler, reverend of Shorter Community AME Church
  • Susan-Barnes Gelt, former Denver city councilwoman
  • Tay Anderson, former candidate for Denver Public School Board of Education
  • Grand Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (incumbent) 91,102 68.24
Democratic Saira Rao 42,398 31.76
Total votes 133,500 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Casper Stockham[3]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Casper Stockham 29,933 100.0
Total votes 29,933 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Colorado's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana DeGette (incumbent) 272,886 73.8
Republican Casper Stockham 85,207 23.1
Libertarian Raymon Doane 11,600 3.1
Total votes 369,693 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

The 2nd district is located in Northern Colorado and encompasses seven counties. The incumbent is Democrat Jared Polis, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected to a fifth term with 57% of the vote in 2016.

Polis is running for Governor of Colorado. He won the Democratic nomination for the general election in November.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew
  • Kristopher Larsen, Mayor of Nederland[7]
  • Howard Dotson, pastor and candidate for Loveland City Council in 2017
  • Ken Toltz, businessman and nominee for CO-06 in 2000[8]

Endorsements[edit]

Joe Neguse[9]

Organizations

Federal officials

State Senators

State Representatives

Mayors

  • Wellington Webb, former Mayor of Denver
  • Suzanne Jones, Mayor of Boulder
  • Connie Sullivan, Mayor of Lyons
  • Bob Muckle, Mayor of Louisville
  • Kris Larsen, Mayor of Nederland
  • Will Toor, former Mayor of Boulder
  • Susan Osbourne, former Mayor of Boulder
  • Christine Berg, Mayor of Lafayette
  • Leslie Durgen, former Mayor of Boulder
  • Kevin Burns, Mayor of Dillon
  • Susan Kirkpatrick, former Mayor of Fort Collins
  • Jacki Marsh, Mayor of Loveland

City councilors (Boulder)

  • Sam Weaver
  • Jill Grano
  • Bob Yates
  • Macon Cowles, former
  • Sally Martin, former
  • Ken Wilson, former
  • Robin Bohanan, former
  • Francois Poinsatte, former
  • Andy Schultehsis, former
  • Jan Burton, former
  • Andrew Schoemaker, former
  • Angelique Espinoza, former

City councilors (other)

  • Jamie Harkins, Lafayette
  • Bette Erickson, Broomfield
  • Sharron Tessier, Broomfield
  • Guyleen Castriota, Broomfield
  • Deven Shaff, Broomfield
  • Stan Jezierski, Broomfield
  • Bob Overbeck, Fort Collins
  • Richard Ball, Loveland
  • Leah Johnson, Loveland
  • Kristi Stephens, Fort Collins, former

County officials (Boulder)

  • Josie Heath, former commissioner
  • Bean Pearlman, former commissioner
  • Elise Jones, commissioner
  • Deb Gardner, commissioner
  • Cindy Domenico, commissioner
  • Stan Garnett, former District Attorney
  • Bob Hullinghorst, former treasurer
  • Former Boulder County Democratic Party chair Dan Gould
  • Former Boulder County Democratic Party chair Joel Davidow
  • Former Boulder County Democratic Party vice chair Laura Spicer
  • Paul Weissman, treasurer
  • Joe Pelle, sheriff
  • Emma Hall, coroner

County officials (others)

  • Kathy Plomer, Adams 12 school board member
  • Tom Mehling, Former Broomfield County Democratic Party chair
  • Judy Enderle, Former Broomfield County Democratic Party chair
  • Randy Wheelock, former Clear Creek county commissioner
  • Former Summit County Democratic Party chair Sandy Briggs
  • Bruce Brown, District Attorney, D5
  • Jill Ryan, Eagle County commissioner
  • Tim Mauch, Clear Creek County commissioner
  • Beverly Breakstone, Summit County assessor
  • Thomas Davidson, Summit County commissioner
  • Karn Stiegelmeiser, Summit County commissioner
  • Dan Gibbs, Summit County commissioner

School board members

  • Linda Shoemaker, CU Regent, second district
  • Kathy Gebhart, BVSD board member
  • Kitty Sargent, BVSD board member
  • Cathy Kipp, Poudre school district board of education member
  • Dave Levy, Thompson school district board of education member
  • Pam Howard, vice president of Thompson school district board of education
  • Nancy Tellez, Poudre school board member

Others

  • Former CO Secretary of State Bernie Buescher
  • Val Flores, state board of education member
  • Aaron Brocket, Boulder mayor pro tem
  • Rich Pelletier, former deputy campaign manager for Bernie Sanders
  • Dr. Noah Finkelsteni, Director of Colorado Center for STEM Learning
  • Neal Lurie, President of Center for Resource Conservation
  • Sean Maher, former executive director of Boulder Small Business Development Center
  • Suzy Ageton, former Boulder deputy mayor
  • Nikhi Mankekar, deputy chairperson of Boulder Human Relations Commission
  • Mark Lacis, Superior Town Trustee
  • JoyAnn Ruscha (former Colorado political director for Bernie Sanders for president)

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Neguse 76,829 65.74
Democratic Mark Williams 40,044 34.26
Total votes 116,873 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Yu 45,970 100.0
Total votes 45,970 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated

  • Roger Barris
Withdrew

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Colorado's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Neguse 259,608 60.3
Republican Peter Yu 144,901 33.6
Independent Nick Thomas 16,356 3.8
Libertarian Roger Barris 9,749 2.3
Total votes 430,614 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

The 3rd district is located in Western and Southern Colorado and includes a large number of sparsely populated counties and the city of Grand Junction. The incumbent is Republican Scott Tipton, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected to a fourth term with 55% of the vote in 2016. This is one of 80 Republican-held House districts targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[15]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Mitsch Bush 44,809 64.08
Democratic Karl Hanlon 19,368 27.70
Democratic Arn Menconi 5,754 8.23
Total votes 69,931 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Tipton (incumbent) 66,854 100.0
Total votes 66,854 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Scott
Tipton (R)
Diane
Mitsch Bush (D)
Other Undecided
JMC Analytics/Bold Blue Campaigns October 27 – November 2, 2018 500 ± 4.5% 46% 41% 5%[20] 7%
Change Research (D) October 27–29, 2018 485 53% 38%

Results[edit]

Colorado's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Tipton (incumbent) 173,205 51.5
Democratic Diane Mitsch Bush 146,426 43.6
Independent Mary Malarsie 10,831 3.2
Libertarian Gaylon Kent 5,727 1.7
Total votes 336,189 100.0

District 4[edit]

The 4th district is located in Eastern Colorado and includes numerous sparsely populated counties. The incumbent is Republican Ken Buck, who has represented the district since 2015. He was re-elected to a second term with 64% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Eliminated at Convention
  • Larry Germanson
  • Richard Weil

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen McCormick 37,120 64.68
Democratic Chase Kohne 20,269 35.32
Total votes 57,389 100.0

Endorsements[edit]

Chase Kohne
  • The Greeley Tribune[23]
  • Blue Rising PAC[24]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Eliminated at Convention

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Buck (incumbent) 85,290 100.0
Total votes 85,290 100.0
Republican hold

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Colorado's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Buck (incumbent) 224,038 60.6
Democratic Karen McCormick 145,544 39.4
Total votes 369,582 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th district is located in Central Colorado and includes Fremont, El Paso, Teller and Chaffee counties and the city of Colorado Springs. The incumbent is Republican Doug Lamborn, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected to a sixth term with 62% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Stephany Rose Spaulding
Primary Write-In Candidate
  • Marcus Murphy
Eliminated at Convention
  • Kimberly Sugarmen
  • Betty Field
  • Lori Furstenberg

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephany Rose Spaulding 45,466 100.0
Total votes 45,466 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Darryl
Glenn
Owen
Hill
Doug
Lamborn
Bill
Rhea
Tyler
Stevens
Undecided
Magellan Strategies May 20–21, 2018 519 ± 4.3% 27% 10% 37% 2% 3% 21%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Lamborn (incumbent) 54,974 52.16
Republican Darryl Glenn 21,479 20.38
Republican Owen Hill 19,141 18.16
Republican Bill Rhea 6,167 5.85
Republican Tyler Stevens 3,643 3.46
Total votes 105,404 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Colorado's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Lamborn (incumbent) 184,002 57.0
Democratic Stephany Rose Spaulding 126,848 39.3
Libertarian Douglas Randall 11,795 3.7
Total votes 322,645 100.0
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

The 6th district is located in Central Colorado and surrounds the city of Denver from the east, including the city of Aurora. The incumbent is Republican Mike Coffman, who has represented the district since 2009. He was re-elected to a fifth term with 51% of the vote in 2016. This is one of 80 Republican-held House districts targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[15]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Crow 49,851 65.93
Democratic Levi Tillemann 25,757 34.07
Total votes 75,608 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Coffman (incumbent) 56,703 100.0
Total votes 56,703 100.0

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Mike Coffman (R)
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mike
Coffman (R)
Jason
Crow (D)
Undecided
TargetPoint (R) October 14–16, 2018 385 43% 48%
NYT Upshot/Siena College October 13–17, 2018 506 ± 4.5% 38% 47% 9%
Normington, Petts & Associates (D) September 18–23, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 38% 49% 13%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 12–14, 2018 500 ± 4.8% 40% 51% 9%
The Tarrance Group (R-Coffman) September 11–13, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 45% 46% 9%
IMGE Insights (R) July 9–12, 2018 400 45% 45% 10%
Global Strategy Group (D-Crow) July 11–17, 2018 506 ± 4.4% 45% 47% 8%
Normington, Petts & Associates (D) July 9–11, 2018 400 44% 41% 15%
Public Policy Polling (D) February 15–18, 2018 751 ± 3.6% 39% 44% 17%
Public Policy Polling (D) October 5–8, 2017 742 ± 3.6% 43% 36% 21%

Results[edit]

Colorado's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jason Crow 187,639 54.1
Republican Mike Coffman (incumbent) 148,685 42.9
Libertarian Kat Martin 5,886 1.7
Independent Dan Chapin 4,607 1.3
Total votes 346,817 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 7[edit]

The 7th district is located in Central Colorado, to the north and west of Denver and includes the cities of Thornton and Westminster and most of Lakewood. The incumbent is Democrat Ed Perlmutter, who has represented the district since 2007. He was re-elected to a sixth term with 55% of the vote in 2016.

Perlmutter announced a run for governor, but later withdrew from that race. He later announced that he would not run for re-election.[38] However, on August 21, 2017, he announced that he had changed his mind.

Colorado's 7th district was included on the initial list of Democratic-held seats being targeted by the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2018.[39] Former chair of the Jefferson County Republican Party and former vice chair of the Colorado Republican Party Don Ytterberg, who was the nominee for this seat in 2014, is rumored to be considering running.[40]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Withdrew

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter (incumbent) 81,991 100.0
Total votes 81,991 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Barrington 46,028 100.0
Total votes 46,028 100.0

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Colorado's 7th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Perlmutter (incumbent) 204,260 60.4
Republican Mark Barrington 119,734 35.4
Libertarian Jennifer Nackerud 14,012 4.2
Total votes 338,006 100.0
Democratic hold

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
Official campaign websites of second district candidates
Official campaign websites of third district candidates
Official campaign websites of fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites of fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites of sixth district candidates
Official campaign websites of seventh district candidates