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CO-Sen (D) (48-43 Clinton, 51-46 Obama): Two Democrats are competing to tackle Sen. Cory Gardner, who’s essentially the most weak Republican within the Senate this yr. The state and native occasion institution has consolidated behind former Gov. John Hickenlooper, whereas ex-state Home Speaker Andrew Romanoff is pitching himself as a progressive various.
Whereas Hickenlooper, who has decisively outspent Romanoff, seemed just like the heavy favourite for many of the race, he’s earned some bad headlines within the weeks main as much as the first. Most notably, he was fined by the state’s ethics fee after it decided he’d improperly allowed firms to pay for out-of-state journeys as governor. Hickenlooper additionally just lately apologized after a 2014 video surfaced by which he in contrast political campaigns to life on an “historic slave ship.”
Each Republicans and Romanoff have been working commercials attacking Hickenlooper, particularly on ethics. Hickenlooper’s allies at Senate Majority PAC have in flip spent closely on advertisements defending him, whereas a newly shaped outdoors group known as Let’s Flip Colorado Blue has been airing spots hitting Romanoff’s record on immigration.
We’ve seen simply two polls right here in all of 2020, and so they have been each launched this month. A mid-June Myers Analysis & Strategic Companies for Romanoff that found Hickenlooper ahead 51-39, whereas a SurveyUSA ballot from the ultimate week of the marketing campaign for Colorado Politics and KUSA-TV Denver had the previous governor up by a wider 58-28 margin.
CO-03 (D) (52-40 Trump, 52-46 Romney): Two Democrats are working to face Republican Rep. Scott Tipton on this conservative western Colorado seat: 2018 nominee Diane Mitsch Bush, a former state consultant who lost to Tipton 52-44, and businessman James Iacino, who recently relocated here from Denver. Iacino outspent Mitsch Bush about $415,000 to $305,000 from April 1 to June 10, which is the time the FEC defines because the pre-primary interval.
Polls close at 8 PM ET/7 PM local time. A runoff will happen on Aug. 25 in any races the place no candidates takes a majority of the vote.
OK-05 (R) (53-40 Trump, 59-41 Romney): Democrat Kendra Horn unseated GOP Rep. Steve Russell in one of the most shocking upsets of 2018, and she or he’ll be a high goal this fall. Nine Republicans are on the primary ballot, although solely 4 of them have spent sufficient cash to mount a reputable marketing campaign.
State Sen. Stephanie Bice and self-funding businesswoman Terry Neese every spent about $385,000 throughout the pre-primary interval, which was significantly greater than the remainder of the sector. Bice, although, has been on the receiving end of $215,000 worth of negative ads from the anti-tax Membership for Development, which has not endorsed anybody on this contest. Businessman David Hill deployed about $230,000 throughout this time, whereas former state College Superintendent Janet Barresi spent $215,000.
D.C. Republicans have not signaled a transparent choice for a selected candidate: Bice, Neese, and Hill have all been added to the NRCC’s three-tier “Younger Weapons” program, with Bice placed on the middle rung and Neese and Hill on the lowest.
OK Poll (65-28 Trump, 67-33 Trump): Oklahoma voters will vote on State Query 802, which might expand Medicaid to at least 200,000 residents. The measure’s supporters have spent practically $2 million to market it, whereas Politico writes that Individuals for Prosperity has responded with six figures to defeat it. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt additionally opposes 802, arguing that Medicaid enlargement can be unaffordable throughout the present financial downturn. Proponents level to the success of similar ballot measures which have handed in purple states, together with Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah.
UT-Gov (R) (46-27 Trump, 73-25 Romney): 4 Republicans are competing to succeed retiring Gov. Gary Herbert, and the winner should not have any hassle extending Workforce Purple’s decades-long profitable streak in November.
Polls persistently present a decent race between the 2 main contenders. The most effective-known is former Gov. John Huntsman, who ran the state from 2005 to 2009 and went on to function ambassador to each China (underneath Barack Obama) and Russia (underneath Donald Trump), with a failed 2012 presidential bid sandwiched between. His chief rival is Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. Surveys have usually proven former state Home Speaker Greg Hughes additional again, whereas former state occasion chair Thomas Wright has been a distant fourth. Herbert is supporting Cox, whereas Huntsman has Sen. Mike Lee in his nook.
UT-01 (R) (50-22 Trump, 77-20 Romney): 4 Republicans are working to succeed retiring Rep. Rob Bishop, who’s gubernatorial candidate’s Thomas Wright working mate, on this safely purple northern Utah seat.
Businessman Blake Moore spent about $275,000 throughout the pre-primary interval, whereas Davis County Commissioner Bob Stevenson deployed $130,000. Former Utah Commissioner of Agriculture Kerry Gibson was shut behind with $125,000, whereas Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt dropped only $34,000. The one ballot we’ve seen right here was an early June inner for Moore from Dan Jones & Associates that showed him tied with Stevenson 16-16, whereas Gibson and Witt have been at 13 and seven, respectively.
Two of the candidates attracted some adverse consideration within the lead as much as the marketing campaign. Witt was censured by her city council early this month after she supported a neighborhood live performance protesting the state’s social distancing restrictions. In the meantime, the state auditor’s workplace introduced in mid-June that it was opening an investigation into the interior issues that occurred throughout Gibson’s temporary nine-month tenure main the agriculture division.
UT-04 (R) (39-32 Trump, 67-30 Romney): Democrat Ben McAdams unseated Republican Rep. Mia Love two years in the past in a decent race for this seat within the Salt Lake Metropolis space, and 4 Republicans are working to take it again.
Former NFL security Burgess Owens outspent state Rep. Kim Coleman, who has Love’s endorsement, $277,000 to $209,000 throughout the pre-primary interval. Former radio host Jay Mcfarland spent only $51,000, although he could profit from preexisting title recognition from his time on the air. The fourth contender, enterprise capitalist Trent Christensen, dropped just $13,000.
The NRCC placed Coleman and Owens on the bottom stage of its “Younger Weapons” program in January, together with a 3rd candidate, Kathleen Anderson, who did not make the first poll.
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