2018 General Election

Democrats take the Colorado Senate Democrats swept a handful of state Senate races, tipping...

The state Senate has flipped blue. Five Democratic women who ran in key state Senate battlegrounds claimed a monumental victory Tuesday night, ousting two GOP...

Democrats dominate down-ballot statewide races In a break with past patterns, voters put Democrats...

This story will be updated. Democrats seized control of Colorado's attorney general and secretary of state offices Tuesday as Phil Weiser claimed victory over Republican...
Jared Polis victory

Jared Polis wins in Colorado, becoming the state’s first gay and first Jewish governor

DENVER — Stepping onto a stage to the soundtrack of Bob Dylan's seminal 1960s protest song "The times they are a changin'," Jared Polis...

Filling out your 2018 Colorado ballot? Here’s a cheat sheet.

Election Day is Nov. 6. Are you one of the millions of eligible Colorado voters yet to return a ballot? If so, you can always...

What The Colorado Independent is watching for on Election Day

The Colorado Independent is keeping tabs throughout Election Day — and beyond, if necessary — on the major statewide races and ballot measures. It's a...

‘Bernie Polis’ vs. Trump’s ‘yes man’: In closing arguments on the eve of the...

BOULDER — Twenty-four hours before polls close in Colorado, the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor spent the evening lobbing bombs at each other...

The privilege and promise of Walker Stapleton: A Portrait in Four Parts

The life and times of Walker Stapleton, Colorado's 2018 Republican nominee for governor

How Jared Polis Gets What He Wants: A Portrait in Four Parts

This is The Colorado Independent's complete four-part series on Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 1 (Polis’s...

Littwin: Trump may not have come to Colorado, but he’s everywhere, he’s everywhere

I don’t think it has escaped anyone’s notice that Donald Trump chose not to campaign in Colorado during this election season. Mike Pence came...

Republicans take afternoon early-vote lead on the eve of Election Day in Colorado after...

This post has been updated since new numbers came in on the afternoon of Nov. 5, 2018 UPDATE: Colorado Republicans overtook Democrats by about 1,300 votes...