The contest for governor was the big ticket item at the Republican assembly in Boulder and the Democratic assembly in Broomfield.
But other statewide and congressional candidates made the ballot Saturday and in meetings held in the days before.
Meanwhile, several candidates await verification of petition signatures to get on the June 26 ballot.
Petition candidates who made the ballot through the caucus/assembly process won’t have their signatures counted, Secretary of State spokeswoman Lynn Bartels said. Monday. The could give a break to those candidates only going the petition route, because duplicate signatures are only counted for the first petition.
Statewide candidates nominated at Saturday’s assemblies:
- For attorney general, Democrats Phil Weiser and state Rep. Joe Salazar made the ballot. Amy Padden and Brad Levin hope to petition on to the ballot. District Attorney George Brauchler of Arapahoe County is the only Republican nominee
- For state treasurer, Democratic Rep. Dave Young will face Bernard Douthit in the primary. State Rep. Justin Everett was the only Republican to make the ballot at the assembly. Rep. Polly Lawrence and Brian Watson are waiting to see if their petition signatures will qualify them for the ballot.
- For secretary of state, incumbent Republican Wayne Williams will face Democrat Jena Griswold in the fall.
- Democrat Lesley Smith of Boulder, and Republican Kenneth Montero of Fort Lupton, are unopposed for University of Colorado regent at-large.
Congressional primary battles settled before Saturday for Colorado Democrats:
- In the 1st Congressional District based in Denver, incumbent Rep. Diana DeGette faces challenger Saira Rao, who garnered 37 percent of Friday’s assembly vote to DeGette’s 63 percent.
- In the 2nd CD based in Boulder, Larimer, Summit, Grand and other counties, former CU Regent Joe Neguse was the only candidate to make the ballot through the assembly process. He’ll face Mark Williams, who petitioned on to the ballot. The seat is currently held by gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis.
- In the 3rd CD, former state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush will face Karl Hanlon and Arn Menconi for a chance to challenge GOP incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton. The district represents Pueblo, the San Luis Valley and the Western Slope.
- In the 4th CD, Chase Kohne and Karen McCormick, both veterinarians, will compete to challenge U.S. Rep. Ken Buck to represent Weld County and the Eastern Plains.
- In the 5th CD, Stephany Rose Spaulding is unopposed for the Democratic nomination.
- In the 6th CD, Jason Crow will face Levi Tillemann in the primary.
- Rep. Ed Perlmutter is unopposed in the 7th CD, which includes the northern Denver suburbs.
Congressional primary battles for Colorado Republicans:
- In the 1st CD, Charles “Casper” Stockholm is unchallenged for the nomination. He will face the winner of the Democratic primary.
- In the 2nd CD, Peter Yu is uncontested for the primary.
- Incumbent Tipton is unchallenged in the 3rd CD.
- In the 4th CD, incumbent Buck is also unchallenged for the party nomination.
- In the 5th CD, incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn faces challengers state Sen. Owen Hill, 2016 Senate nominee Darryl Glenn and retired Texas judge Bill Rhea. Tyler Stevens is waiting to see if his petition signatures will be approved.
- Incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman is unopposed in the 6th CD. The diverse suburban district is centered in Aurora and many consider the race toss-up.
- In the 7th CD, Mark Barrington will challenge Perlmutter.