Colorado Primary Results

The Colorado Primary races have received a lot of national press.  The results should receive even more press.

Republican Gubernatorial:

Dan Maes 51%

Scott McInnis 49%

Democratic Gubernatorial:

John Hickenlooper – unopposed

Republican Senate:

Ken Buck 52%

Jane Norton 48%

Democratic Senate:

Michael Bennet 54%

Andrew Romanoff 46%

The drama in the Governor’s race was the two, somewhat flawed Republican candidates, elbowing each other to move further to the right.  So flawed were they that Republican political poseur, Tom Tancredo told them that the winner should step down and if they didn’t, he’d run as a third party candidate.  They didn’t, he did.

The drama in the Republican Senate race was again, two somewhat flawed Republican candidates, elbowing each other to move further to the right.  Buck, the winner, was the Tea Party favorite, despite the fact that they called them dumb asses, probably the only true thing he said on the campaign trail (side note:  you really have to be a dumb ass to support someone who calls you a dumb ass).  Buck portrays himself as a good-ol’-boy anti-government outsider.  However the Princeton alum spent time as a Washington staffer who has been chided for improper ethics.

The drama in the Democratic Senate race was Clinton (Bill) vs. Obama.  Clinton (marginally) supported Romanoff, Obama supported Bennet.  Had Bennet lost, it would have been reported as a referendum on Obama.

All the campaigns were pretty nasty.  The exception was the Bennet campaign where he clearly articulated what he thought were our highest priorities and how we should deal with them.  The only time he attacked his opponent was to clarify that the attacks against him were false.

So here’s the way the elections are shaking out:  the Republicans elected fringe candidates, the Democrats put up moderates.  Should be interesting.

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9 responses to “Colorado Primary Results

  1. Nice to see Colorado finally got one right!
    *ducks*

  2. dooty

    found this on Facebook yesterday and thought it appropriate.

    Robert Trout
    List of People Conspiring Against the GOP, and therefore, America (LOPCATGOPATA for short):

    Liberals
    Democrats
    Socialists
    …Geologists
    Biologists
    Meteorologists
    Atheists
    Muslims
    Jews
    ABC
    NBC
    CNN
    CBS
    PBS
    All of cable except FNC
    The New York Times
    The LA Times
    The Washington Post
    The Associated Press
    Reuters
    BBC
    The Guardian
    Black People
    Mexicans
    Human Rights Activists
    SCOTUS
    Europe
    Movie Industry
    Television Industry
    Environmentalists
    ACLU
    The United Nations
    Labor Unions
    Colleges
    Teachers
    Professors
    ACORN
    National Endowment for the Arts
    Gays
    Judges
    NPR
    Paleontologists
    Astrophysicists
    Museums (*except Creationism Museum)
    WHO
    WTO
    Inflated tires
    The Honolulu Advertiser
    The Star Bulletin
    Teletubbies
    Sponge Bob and Patrick
    Nobel Prize Committee
    US Census Bureau
    NOAA
    Sesame Street
    Comic Books
    Little Green Footballs
    Video Games
    The CBO
    Bruce Springsteen
    The Bible
    Dogs
    Google
    Albert Einstein

    More groups will be added as they and their nefarious schemes are exposed.

    • dnd

      Albert Einstein? He’s been dead for 55 years. If he’s reaching back from the dead to conspire against the GOP, he’s a lot smarter than anyone gave him credit for. So perhaps we should listen to his thoughts on the GOP.

  3. TempeBev

    I guess I should add my name too. I like being in the company of the Teletubbies and Albert Einstein. My nefarious scheme is contributing to this blog.

    There are some really nutty people there.

  4. dog's eye view

    The Washington Post doesn’t belong on that list, however facetious. Its op ed page is neocon heaven, although the critters have not yet died (sadly for us).

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