Former five-term Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton), who exited the House to twice run unsuccessfully for Governor and once for President, is eying a potential return to elective politics. Mr. Tancredo says the chances of him entering the 2018 Republican gubernatorial primary are now about 50/50, which is a greater number than before.
Arapahoe County regional prosecutor George Brauchler is the leading Republican candidate to date. Nine Democrats have announced their candidacies, including Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and US Rep. Jared Polis (D-Boulder). The latter two contenders top the large intra-party field. This general election will likely be a toss-up affair with major redistricting overtones for the party that captures the Centennial State’s Governor’s mansion. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is ineligible to seek a third term.
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