With all the buzz around the GOP State Assembly this weekend, we’ll be posting the results for key races here as they happen, so stay tuned.
CD4 (Final): State Senator Scott Renfroe wins CD4 with 54% compared to Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, who received 46%. Both men will be on the Republican primary ballot.
Colorado Governor: Former Congressman Tom Tancredo has already made the ballot by being the first candidate to have his signatures validated. Former Congressman Bob Beauprez also submitted 21,000 signatures for consideration on the ballot, but no word yet on validation. Those going through the assembly process include Greg Brophy, Scott Gessler, Mike Kopp, Steve House, and Roni Bell.
UPDATE: Kopp and Gessler have advanced to the ballot. In perhaps the surprise of the convention, Kopp narrowly beat out Gessler for the top spot on the ballot with 33.6% of the vote, compared to Gessler’s 33.1%. Unfortunately, Brophy, House, and Roni Bell didn’t secure the necessary 30% to make the ballot. We’ll miss Brophy’s creative ads and spirited campaign. Still no word on the Beauprez campaign’s signature validation.
Colorado Attorney General: Mark Waller will square off against Cynthia Coffman.
UPDATE: Cynthia Coffman secured 69.3% and Waller eeked out a spot on the ballot with 30.7% of the vote.
Our unofficial correspondent (meaning, we’re reading her twitter feed), to the Republican assemblies, Lynn Bartels, tweeted this out earlier today:
The turnout out here @ GOP CD assemblies is amazing. Republicans are very much fired up. #copolitics
— Lynn Bartels (@lynn_bartels) April 11, 2014
Keep it up PeakNation™, we have a long slog ahead.