Gold Dome: Election Wrap-Up

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There is a lot of election news to wrap up. There are a lot of places to find information, so we’ve selected the stories that are most relevant to our legal audience. Read on below!

At the top of the ticket, Jared Polis won to become the country’s first openly gay governor.

The state Senate will see a big change as it shifts from a Republican majority to a Democratic one and from a male majority to a female one.

Phil Weiser is victorious in the attorney general’s race. If you were watching last night, this was probably the first race you checked out, since Republican candidate George Brauchler left election night events without conceding.

Colorado got in on the House blue wave with attorney Jason Crow winning his hotly contested race for Congressional District 6.

The judicial nominating commissions succeeded in encouraging voters to oust 18th Judicial District Judge Phillip Douglass who received a recommendation not to be retained.

Despite the long list of initiatives on this year’s ballot — or maybe because of them — voters turned down most major measures,

And maybe most noteworthy: both oil and gas measures failed.

One highlight for Republicans last night was their success in growing their Senate majority. And that might have a big impact on the federal judiciary.

 

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