Friday, November 23, 2018

Colorado Republicans Lose Local Leaders

The November 6, 2018 midterm election wasn’t just devastating for Colorado Republicans in statewide and legislative races, the Trump rejection and straight ticket Democratic voting went deep into county races.

Not only were the Republican sheriffs of Adams and Arapahoe counties defeated, but so were a host of county clerks, assessors and commissioners in the Front Range counties. The losses tended to be in counties with a history of Republican local control, but that had Democratic wins in recent statewide elections, such as for president, senators and the governor. The 2018 sweep was just too powerful and deep, and many local Republican county officeholders succumbed.

Each of the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Larimer gave Jared Polis and the rest of the Democratic ticket victories at least equal to candidates’ statewide averages, had a high turnout and pushed Republican incumbents out, sometimes in close votes.

1 comment:

Dave Barnes said...

You vote straight Dimocrat because a vote for any GOPer is a vote in support of the Dumpster®.
It is as simple as that.
When the GOP is wiped off the face of the earth, we can start over with a new 2-party system.