Republicans have taken control
of the Colorado House of Representatives 33 seats to 32.
Some notable Republican pick-ups:
Don Beezley in Broomfield HD33 over Dianne Primavera
Kathleen Conti Littleton HD38 over Joe Rice
Robert Ramirez in Arvada HD29 over Debbie Benefield by 221
Mark Barker in Colorado Springs HD17 over Dennis Apuan
Libby Szabo in Arvada HD 27 over Sara Gagliardi,
Keith Swerdfeger in Pueblo HD47 over Carole Partin
In the State Senate,
Republicans fell short of claiming a majority, but picked
up SD6 in Durango-area.
Republican Ellen Roberts won the seat from Democrat Bruce
Whitehead. The Democrats hold a 20-15 majority.
Some really close
Democrat John Morse held Colorado Springs SD11 over Republican
Owen Hill by 252 votes.
Democrat Judy Solano in Brighton HD31 beat Republican Tom
Janich by 366 votes.
Democrat John Soper in Thornton HD34 beat Republican Brian
Vande Krol by 292 votes.
Democrat Jeanne Nicholson in mountain counties SD16 beat
Republican Tim Leonard by 518 votes.
Democrat Michael Bennet was elected to his appointed US
Senate seat and John Hickenlooper and Joseph Garcia won
the Governor/Lt. Governor's seats.
Suthers won re-election as Attorney General.
pick-ups include Walker Stapleton for Treasurer and Scott
Gessler for Secretary of State.
of the Colorado Supreme Court Justices have been retained,
in spite of Matt Arnold's best efforts to Clear the Bench.
Amendment 63, which
would have protected Coloradoans rights to pay for private
health care in anticipation of Obamacare creating a single-payer,
nationalized system, was defeated despite of Jon Caldera's
On the national level, Republicans took
control of the House of Representatives 239 to 185 with
11 races not yet called. Bye, Nancy!
Democrats still hold
the US Senate 51 with a 51 seat majority.
Of 37 gubernatorial
races, Republican governors won 23 and now hold the majority
of state's chief exec positions. This is very significant
as the governors determine the majority makeup of legislative
district reapportionment committees.
Our thanks to all the Republican candidates
who ran. Danny Stroud, Kaarl Hoopes, Christine Mastin, Dr.
Mike Fallon, Ryan Frazier, Joshua Scharf, Pauline Olvera,
Karen Cullen, Edgar Johansson, Brad Wagnon, Derec Shuler
and John Odom are just some of the standout leaders who
ran good campaigns, worked hard, and carried the Republican
banner of personal responsibility, individual freedom, and
less government intervention.
Thank you to all
of you for making our republican form of government the
best in the world!