Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Colorado Election Results Mixed Bag for GOP, MHD.

The following is cross posted at Polstate where I blogged the election live.

President: Bush (R)
Senate: Salazar (D)
House: out of 7, 3 (D), 3 (R), one to close to call (3rd).

Major Setbacks for GOP in the State Senate, as of this writing GOP may lose control of the State Senate by one vote.

Also in the State House, the unthinkable, a major Democratic coup, Dems knock off at least five GOP seats, may take State House for first time in over a generation.

9:15 CBS Projects Colorado For Bush.
11:00 Rocky Mountain News Projects Salazar the winner of Colorado's Senate Seat.
11:02 Drudge Calls the Election for Bush. GOP Headquarters went wild.

As of midnight.

President: MHD: Bush. Results: Bush (R) 53%, Kerry (D) 46%. 70% reporting.
U.S. Senate: MHD: Salazar (D) 50.3%, Coors (D) 48.3%. Results: Salazar 51%, Coors 48%. 82% reporting.
U.S. House:
District 1: MHD: Degette. Results: Degette (D) 73%, Chicas (R) 24%. 88% reporting.
District 2: MHD: Udall. Results: Udall (D) 63%, Hackman (R) 34%. 54% reporting.
District 3: MHD: Toss-up. Results: Salazar (D) 49%, Walcher (R) 47%. 67% reporting.
District 4: MHD:Musgrave. Results: Musgrave (R) 51%, Matsunaka (D) 44%. 68% reporting.
District 5: MHD: Hefley. Results: Hefley (R) 70%, Hardee (D) 27%. 91% reporting.
District 6: MHD: Tancredo. Results: Tancredo (R) 59%, Conti (D) 38%. 99% reporting.
District 7: MHD: Beauprez. Results: Beauprez (R) 55%, Thomas (D) 42%. 98% reporting.

State Senate: MHD: GOP 17-20, Dems 15-18. Results: GOP 17, Dems 17, Toss-up 1. GOP has lost SD 28, only if Hume wins in SD 17 can they hold the State Senate. As of this writing zero % reporting.

State House: MHD: GOP 39, Dems 26. Results GOP 30, Dems 32, Toss-up 3. Reports coming in over 850 KOA, the GOP may also lose the State House for the first time since Watergate, Dems have picked up HD 18, 29, 31, 61 and 64. HD 48, 50 and 56 are still either to close to call or don't have enough results in. Either way this is a major set back for the Republican State Party.

State Wide Ballot Issues:
Amendment 34 - Developer Lawsuit Reform: MHD:For 36%, Against 64%. Results: For 23%, Against 76%. 83% reporting.
Amendment 35 - Raise Taxes on Cigarettes: MHD:For 55%, Against 45%. Results: For 61%, Against 38%. 83% reporting.
Amendment 36 - Electoral College Reform: MHD:For 25%, Against 75%. Results: For 34%, Against 65%. 83% reporting.
Amendment 37 - Renewable Energy Mandates: MHD:For 46%, Against 54%. Results: For 52%, Against 47%. 80% reporting.
Ref. A: MHD: Pass. Results: For 39%, Against 60%. 80% reporting.
Ref. B: MHD: Pass. Results: For 69%, Against 30%. 80% reporting.

Denver Metro Items.
Ref. 4A (FasTracks): MHD: For 46%, Against 54%. Results: For 58%, Against 41%. 71% reporting.
Ref. 4B (SCFD): MHD: Pass. Results: For 65%, Against 34%. 85% reporting.

State Senate Seat By Seat (Campaign Funds for Select Races)
SD 1 Eastern Colorado (R)
No Election
SD 2 Southeastern Colorado (R)
No Election
SD 3 Northwest Pueblo County (D)
No Election
SD 4 Lake, Park, Teller, Douglas Counties and northwestern El Paso County (Leans Rep)
Jim Miller (D) $31,055 vs. Tom Weins $45,235(R) Projected Winner (R)
SD 5 South Central Colorado (R)
No Election
SD 6 Southwestern Colorado (D)
No Election
SD 7 Mesa County (R)
No Election
SD 8 Northwestern Colorado (Weak Rep)
Inc. Jack Taylor $40,080(R) vs. Jay Fetcher $69,381(D) Projected Winner (R)
SD 9 Northern El Paso County (R)
No Election
SD 10 Eastern El Paso County (Strong Rep)
Inc. Ron May (R) unopposed
SD 11 Central Colorado Springs (R)
No Election
SD 12 Southern El Paso County (Strong Rep)
Inc. Andy McElhany (R) vs. Robert Herzfeld (Lib.) no Dem. Projected Winner (R)
SD 13 Most of Weld County (R)
No Election
SD 14 Ft. Collins (Toss-up)
Bob Bacon $161,098(D) vs. Ray Martinez $1,425(R) Projected Winner (D)
SD 15 Larimer County except Ft. Collins (R)
No Election
SD 16 North central mountains (D)
No Election
SD 17 Louisville, Lafayette (Toss-up)
Brandon Shaffer $117,421(D) vs. Sandy Hume $68,065(R) Projected Winner (Not enough data)
SD 18 Boulder (Safe Dem)
Inc. Ron Tupa (D) vs. Krista Poch (R) Projected Winner (D)
SD 19 Arvada, Westminster (Weak Dem)
Inc. Sue Windels $115,701(D) vs. Jessica Corry $59,425(R) Projected Winner (D)
SD 20 Golden, Wheat Ridge (D)
No Election
SD 21 Lakewood (Leans Dem)
Inc. Deanna Hanna $125,858(D) vs. Tori Merritts Unknown(R) Projected Winner (D)
SD 22 Southern Jefferson County (R)
No Election
SD 23 Southern Weld County (Leans Rep)
Shawn Mitchell $39,345(R) vs. Curt Darius Williams $10,334(D) Projected Winner (R)
SD 24 Federal Heights (D)
No Election
SD 25 Adams County (Leans Dem)
Inc. Stephanie Takis (D) vs. Kevin Blount (R) Projected Winner (D)
SD 26 Englewood, Littleton (Leans Rep)
Inc. Jim Dyer $15,584(R) vs. Jared Ingwalson (D) Projected Winner (R)
SD 27 Eastern Arapahoe County (Leans Rep)
Inc. Nancy Spence $36,245(R) vs. Lisa Love $2,476(D) Projected Winner (R)
SD 28 Southern Aurora (Toss-up)
Inc. Bruce Cairnes $61,210(R) vs. Suzanne Williams $136,991(D) Projected Winner (D)
SD 29 Northen Aurora (Safe Dem)
Inc. Bob Hagedorn (D) vs. Mike Martin (R) Projected Winner (D)
SD 30 Parker, Highlands Ranch (R)
No Election
SD 31 Central, Northwest Denver (Safe Dem)
Inc. Jennifer Veiga unopposed Projected Winner (D)
SD 32 South Denver (Safe Dem)
No Election
SD 33 Northeast Denver (Safe Dem)
Inc. Peter Groff unopposed Projected Winner (D)
SD 34 West Denver (D)
No Election
SD 35 Southeast Denver (Safe Dem)
Inc. Ken Gordon (D) vs. Ron Olson (R) Projected Winner (D)

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