State candidate endorsement watch

Which candidates are the steak and which bring the sizzle? The Colorado Independent is putting the press to the test — we’re compiling newspaper endorsements, analyzing them and then tracking the persuasive talents of editorial boards statewide.

Colorado Senate Races
State Senate District 4 (Douglas, El Paso, Lake, Park, Teller)
Joe Alsup (D)
Denver Post

Mark Sheffel (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 8 (Eagle, Garfield, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt)
Ken Brenner (D)
No endorsements to date.

Al White (R)
Denver Post, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Vail Daily

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State Senate District 10 (El Paso)
Bill Cadman (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Diane Whitley (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 12 (El Paso)
Keith King (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Pete Lee (D)
Colorado Springs Independent

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State Senate District 14 (Larimer)
Bob Bacon (D) – incumbent
Coloradoan, Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

Matt Fries (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 16 (Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Summit, Jefferson)
Dan Gibbs (D) – incumbent
Arvada Press, Daily Camera, Denver Post, Golden Transcript

Don Ytterburg (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 17 (Boulder)
Brandon Schaffer (D) – incumbent
Daily Camera, Denver Post, Lafayette News, Superior Observer

Katie Witt (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 18 (Boulder)
Rollie Heath (D)
Daily Camera, Denver Post

Unopposed

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State Senate District 19 (Jefferson)
Evie Hudak (D)
Arvada Press, Wheat Ridge Transcript

Libby Szabo (R)
Denver Post

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State Senate District 21 (Jefferson)
Betty Boyd (D) – incumbent
Denver Post, Lakewood Sentinel, Wheat Ridge Transcript

Natalie Menten (R)
No endorsements to date.

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Senate District 23 (Adams, Broomfield, Weld)
Shawn Mitchell (R) – incumbent
Broomfield Enterprise, Daily Camera, Daily Camera, Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

Joe Whitcomb (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 25 (Adams)
John Hadfield (R)
No endorsements to date.

Mary Hodge (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

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State Senate District 26 (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Lauri Clapp (R)
Denver Post

Linda Newell (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 27 (Arapahoe)
Nancy Spence (R)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Nathan Wilkes (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 28 (Arapahoe, Denver)
Suzanne Williams (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Sueyuna Duthie (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 29 (Arapahoe)
Morgan Carroll (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Suzanne Andrews (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 31 (Adams, Denver)
Jennifer Veiga (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

William Leslie (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State Senate District 33 (Adams, Denver)
Peter Groff (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State Senate District 35 (Arapahoe, Denver)
Joyce Foster (D)
Denver Post

Bob Lane (R)
No endorsements to date.

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Colorado House Races
State House District 1 (Arapahoe, Denver, Jefferson)
Jeanne Labuda (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Tom Thomason (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 2 (Denver)
Mark Ferrandino (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Thomas Miller (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 3 (Arapahoe, Denver)
Paul Linton (R)
No endorsements to date.

Anne McGihon (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 4 (Denver)
Jerry Frangas (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Rick Nevin (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 5 (Denver)
Joel Judd (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

JJ Swinotek (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 6 (Arapahoe, Denver)
Lois Court (D)
Denver Post

Joshua Sharf (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 7 (Denver)
Terrance Carroll (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Josh Raines (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 8 (Denver)
Beth McCann (D)
Denver Post

No opponent

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State House District 9 (Arapahoe, Denver)
James Landauer (R)
No endorsements to date.

Joe Miklosi (D)
Denver Post

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State House District 10 (Denver)
Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D)
Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera

Dorothy Marshall (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 11 (Boulder)
Catherine Jarrett (R)
No endorsements to date.

Jack Pommer (D) – incumbent
Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera, Denver Post

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State House District 12 (Boulder)
Daniel Lucas (R)
No endorsements to date.

Paul Weissman (D) – incumbent
Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera, Denver Post

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State House District 13 (Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin)
Robert Houdeshell (R)
No endorsements to date.

Claire Levy (D) – incumbent
Boulder Weekly, Daily Camera, Denver Post

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State House District 14 (El Paso)
Chyrese Exline (D)
Colorado Springs Independent

Kent Lambert (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 15 (El Paso)
Leslie Maksimowicz (D)
No endorsements to date.

Mark Waller (R)
Colorado Springs Independent, Denver Post

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State House District 16 (El Paso)
Richard Flores (D)
Colorado Springs Independent

Larry Liston (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 17 (El Paso)
Dennis Apuan (D)
Colorado Springs Independent

Catherine “Kit” Roupe (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 18 (El Paso)
Michael Merrifield (D) – incumbent
Colorado Springs Independent, Denver Post

Katherine Szot (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 19 (El Paso)
Marsha Looper (R)
Denver Post

Jimmy Phillips (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 20 (El Paso)
Jan Hejmanek (D)
Colorado Springs Independent

Amy Stephens (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 21 (El Paso County)
Bob Gardner (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Anna Lord (D)
Colorado Springs Independent

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State House District 22 (Jefferson)
Camille Ryckman (D)
No endorsements to date.

Ken Summers (R) – incumbent
Lakewood Sentinel

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State House District 23 (Jefferson)
Gwyn Green (D) – incumbent
Golden Transcript, Lakewood Sentinel

Mary Lynn Wagner (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 24 (Jefferson)
Cheryl Palm (R)
No endorsements to date.

Sue Schafer (D)
Golden Transcript, Wheat Ridge Transcript

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State House District 25 (Jefferson)
Cheri Gerou (R)
Golden Transcript

Andrew Scripter (D)
No endorsements to date.

Jack Woehr (L)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 26 (Jefferson)
Andy Kerr (D)
Denver Post

Ray Warren (R)
Lakewood Sentinel, Wheat Ridge Transcript

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State House District 27 (Jefferson)
John Bodnar (R)
Denver Post

Amanda Campbell (AC)
No endorsements to date.

Sara Gagliardi (D) – incumbent
Arvada Press

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State House District 28 (Jefferson)
Tom Dittemore (R)
No endorsements to date.

Jim Kerr (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 29 (Jefferson)
Mary Arnold (R)
No endorsements to date.

Debbie Benefield (D) – incumbent
Arvada Press, Denver Post, Wheat Ridge Transcript

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State House District 30 (Adams)
Kevin Priola (R)
Denver Post

David Rose (D)
Aurora Sentinel

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State House District 31 (Adams)
Holly Hansen (R)
No endorsements to date.

Judy Solano (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 32 (Adams)
Ed Casso (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

No opponent

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State House District 33 (Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Weld)
Nick Kliebenstein (R)
No endorsements to date.

Dianne Primavera (D) – incumbent
Boulder Weekly, Broomfield Enterprise, Daily Camera, Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

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State House District 34 (Adams)
Tom Bopp (R)
No endorsements to date.

Tony D’Lallo (G)
No endorsements to date.

John Soper (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 35 (Adams)
Tracy Gimer (R)
No endorsements to date.

Cherylin Peniston (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 36 (Arapahoe)
Kathy Green (R)
No endorsements to date.

Su Ryden (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

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State House District 37 (Arapahoe)
Diana Holland (D)
No endorsements to date.

Brian Olds (AC)
No endorsements to date.

Spencer Swalm (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 38 (Arapahoe, Jefferson)
Dave Kerber (R)
No endorsements to date.

Joe Rice (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 39 (Arapahoe)
David Balmer (R) – incumbent
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Mollie Collum (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 40 (Arapahoe, Elbert)
Cindy Acree (R)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

Karen Wilde (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 41 (Arapahoe)
Nancy Todd (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State House District 42 (Arapahoe)
George Carouthers (R)
No endorsements to date.

James Frye (L)
No endorsements to date.

Karen Middleton (D)
Aurora Sentinel, Denver Post

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State House District 43 (Douglas)
Frank McNulty (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

John Stevens (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 44 (Douglas)

Mike May (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Shelly Tokerud (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 45 (Douglas, Teller)
Holly Gorman (D)
Denver Post

Carole Murray (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 46 (Pueblo)
Sal Pace (D)
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State House District 47 (Pueblo, Fremont)
Buffie McFadyen (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Troy Sammons (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 48 (Weld)
Glenn Vaad (R) – incumbent
Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

Bill Williams (D)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 49 (Larimer, Weld)
Kevin Lundberg – incumbent
Longmont Times Call, Loveland Reporter Herald,

James Ross (D)
Denver Post, Windsor Beacon, Windsor Now

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State House District 50 (Weld)
Scott Helman (R)
No endorsements to date.

Jim Riesberg (D) – incumbent
Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

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State Houser District 51 (Larimer)
Ken Bennet (D)
No endorsements to date.

Don Marostica (R) – incumbent
Denver Post, Loveland Reporter Herald, Windsor Beacon

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State House District 52 (Larimer)
John Kefalas (D) – incumbent
Coloradoan, Windsor Beacon

Bob McCluskey (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 53 (Larimer)
Randy Fischer (D) – incumbent
Coloradoan, Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

Donna Gallup (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 54 (Delta, Mesa)

Steve King (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State House District 55 (Mesa)
Laura Bradford (R)
No endorsements to date.

Bernie Buescher (D) – incumbent
Denver Post,

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State House District 56 (Eagle, Lake, Summit)
Ali Hasan (R)
Vail Daily

Christine Scanlan (D)
Denver Post

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State House District 57 (Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt)
Randy Baumgardner (D)
Denver Post

Todd Hagenbuch (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 58 (Delta, Dolores, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel)
Noelle Hagan (D)
Denver Post, Montrose Daily Press

Scott Tipton (R)
No endorsements to date.

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State House District 59 (Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan)
Ellen Roberts (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State House District 60 (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Park, Pueblo, Saguache)
Michael Cali (D)
No endorsements to date.

Tom Massey (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

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State House District 61 (Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Pitkin)
Kathleen Curry (D) – incumbent
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State House District 62 (Conejos, Alamosa, Costilla, Huerfano, Mineral, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache)
Randy Jackson (R)
No endorsements to date.

Edward Vigil (D)
Denver Post

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State House District 63 (Adams, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Morgan, Washington, Yuma)
Cory Gardner (R) – incumbent
Denver Post

Unopposed

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State House District 64 (Baca, Bent, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers)
Wes McKinley (D) – incumbent
No endorsements to date.

Ken Torres (R)
Denver Post

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State House District 65 (Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Weld)
Dan Conn (WI)
No endorsements to date.

Jerry Sonnenberg (R) – incumbent
Denver Post, Windsor Beacon

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Legend: AC=American Constitution Party D=Democratic Party, G=Green Party L=Libertarian Party, R=Republican Party, WI=Write-in

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