2020 United States Senate election in Colorado

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2020 United States Senate election in Colorado

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Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Senator

Cory Gardner
Republican



The 2020 United States Senate election in Colorado will be held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Colorado, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Under Colorado law, the filing deadline for U.S. Senate candidates is March 17, 2020, the third Tuesday in March of the election year.[1][2] Incumbent Cory Gardner is just one of two Republican U.S. Senators facing reelection in 2020 in a state President Donald Trump lost in 2016, the other being Susan Collins from Maine.[3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Cory Gardner
U.S. Executive Branch Officials

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Potential[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Danielle Kombo, medical recruiter and businesswoman[28][29] (endorsed Stephany Rose Spaulding)
  • Keith Pottratz, technician and veteran[30][31] (endorsed Lorena Garcia)

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

John Hickenlooper
Former US Executive Branch Officials
US Federal Officials
Statewide and local politicians
Individuals
Organizations
Mike Johnston
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
John Walsh
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Stephany Rose Spaulding
Authors
Andrew Romanoff
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
  • Polly Baca, former State Senator
  • Bob Bacon, former State Senator
  • Debbie Benefield, former State Representative
  • Shannon Bird, State Representative
  • Alice Borodkin, former State Representative
  • Robert Bowen, former State Representative
  • Lois Court, State Senator
  • Kathleen Curry, former State Representative
  • Mary Estill Buchanan, former Secretary of State
  • Tony Exum, State Representative
  • Sara Gagliardi, former State Representative
  • Peter Groff, former Senate President
  • Deanna Hanna, former State Senator
  • Tony Hernandez, former State Representative
  • Evie Hudak, former State Senator
  • Joel Judd, former State Representative
  • Daniel Kagan, former State Senator
  • Peggy Kerns, former House Minority Leader
  • Cathy Kipp, State Representative
  • Pete Lee, State Senator
  • Rosemary Marshall, former State Representative
  • Mike May, former House Minority Leader
  • Anne McGihon, former State Representative
  • Michael Merrifield, former State Senator
  • Carl Miller, former State Representative
  • Diane Mitsch Bush, former State Representative and candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in 2018
  • Jeanne Nicholson, former State Senator
  • Pat Pascoe, former State Senator
  • Cherylin Peniston, former State Representative
  • Tom Redder, former State Representative
  • Peggy Reeves, former State Senator
  • Jim Riesberg, former State Representative
  • Jim Rizzuto, former State Senator
  • Su Ryden, former State Representative
  • Marc Snyder, State Representative
  • Judy Solano, former State Representative
  • John Soper, former State Representative
  • Abel Tapia, former State Senator
  • Lois Tochtrop, former State Senator
  • Donald Valdez, State Representative
  • Suzanne Williams, former State Senator
  • Roger Wilson, former State Representative
  • Sue Windels, former State Senator
  • Ruth Wright, former House Minority Leader
Individuals

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Dan
Baer
Jena
Griswold
John
Hickenlooper
Mike
Johnston
Alice
Madden
Andrew
Romanoff
John
Walsh
Angela
Williams
Undecided
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group Jul 25–28, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 6% 61% 10% 8% 15%
Public Policy Polling (D) Jul 12–14, 2019 561 1% 4% 44% 3% 1% 12% 4% 3% 29%
Keating Research Jul 1–3, 2019 ± 4.4% 2% 15% 12% 2% 23% 2% 42%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

with John Hickenlooper
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Cory
Gardner (R)
John
Hickenlooper (D)
Undecided
Emerson College August 16–19, 2019 1,000 ± 3.0% 40% 53% 8%
Global Strategy Group (D)[A] August 13–14, 2019 617 ± 3.9% 39% 49% 13%
Public Policy Polling (D)[B] August 8–11, 2019 739 ± 3.6% 38% 51% 12%
with Mike Johnston
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Cory
Gardner (R)
Mike
Johnston (D)
Undecided
Global Strategy Group (D)[A] August 13–14, 2019 617 ± 3.9% 39% 50% 11%
Hypothetical polling
with generic Democrat
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Cory
Gardner (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Global Strategy Group (D)[A] August 13–14, 2019 617 ± 3.9% 38% 48% 14%
DFM Research January 2–5, 2019 550 ± 4.2% 38% 46% 16%
Change Research (D)[C] December 2–4, 2018 540 ± 4.2% 41% 47%
Public Policy Polling (D)[D] August 2–3, 2017 628 ± 3.8% 41% 46% 13%
Public Policy Polling (D)[E] June 30 – July 1, 2017 870 ± 3.6% 39% 53% 8%

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b c Poll conducted for Mike Johnston
  2. ^ Poll sponsored by 314 Action
  3. ^ Poll sponsored by ProgressNow Colorado
  4. ^ Poll sponsored by Our Lives on the Line
  5. ^ Poll sponsored by Save My Care

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griswold, Jena (2019). "Major Party Candidate Petition". Colorado Secretary of State. State of Colorado. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Colorado Revised Statutes Title 1 Elections § 1-4-801 Designation of party candidates by petition". Colorado Revised Statutes. State of Colorado. 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Skelley, Geoffrey (July 1, 2019). "Democrats Found A Major Recruit To Take On Susan Collins in 2020". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.fec.gov/data/candidate/S4CO00395/
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1164744428680097792
  6. ^ Wingerter, Justin (April 15, 2019). "Dan Baer enters Democratic race against Cory Gardner, seeks to be first openly gay man elected to Senate". The Denver Post. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Luning, Ernest (April 3, 2019). "Climate activist Diana Bray joins crowded Democratic primary for Gardner's US Senate seat". Colorado Politics. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Wingerter, Justin (April 17, 2019). "Colorado State professor is the latest entrant in U.S. Senate race". The Denver Post. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  9. ^ Zubeck, Pam (November 27, 2018). "Lorena Garcia announces challenge to Corey Gardner in 2020". Colorado Springs Independent. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Bowman, Bridget (February 13, 2019). "Colorado has never had a female senator. Could that change in 2020?". Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Garcia, Justin (August 21, 2019). "John Hickenlooper is running for U.S. Senate: "I'm not done fighting for the people of Colorado"". The Denver Post. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
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  14. ^ "Dustin Leitzel Announces New Campaign Website". Online PR Media. April 19, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
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  16. ^ Staver, Anna (February 7, 2019). "Andrew Romanoff joins list of Democrats competing to challenge Cory Gardner". The Denver Post. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
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  18. ^ @ZachMontellaro (April 16, 2019). "NEWS: Democrat @johnwalshco, a former U.S. attorney, jumped in to the #COSen race (first reported in Score: …). Announcement vid: "Our state deserves better than what we're getting from Donald Trump and Cory Gardner" #COpolitics" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  21. ^ @trish_zornio (January 19, 2019). "It's official — I'm running for the U.S. Senate in Colorado 2020!
    With your help, we can elect the first Millennial woman scientist!
    It's time!
    #TeamTrish
    #2020Vision
    #ThinkingForward"
    (Tweet). Retrieved January 19, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  25. ^ Littwin, Mike (January 31, 2019). "Littwin: In search of sage to explain why savvy Cory Gardner endorsed toxic Donald Trump". Colorado Independent. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
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  27. ^ Ernest Luning (March 19, 2019). "Ex-U.S. Attorney for Colorado John Walsh leaves law firm to consider run against Cory Gardner". Colorado Springs Gazette. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  28. ^ Ernest Luning. "Douglas County Democrat Danielle Kombo jumps in race for Gardner's US Senate seat". Colorado Politics. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  29. ^ Kombo, Danielle. "Danielle Kombo drops U.S. Senate bid to support other grassroots candidates". Retrieved April 4, 2019 – via Facebook.
  30. ^ "Keith Pottratz of Grand Junction bids for Cory Gardner's seat". The Denver Post. December 2, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  31. ^ Pottrarz, Keith [@keithforCO] (May 8, 2019). "Hey everyone. It pains me to say this but I am withdrawing my candidacy for U. S Senate in Colorado. I have some family issues that require my attention and as a result I am unable to continue. However, I will be active supporting other candidates that I feel embody" (Tweet). Retrieved June 13, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  33. ^ "Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is not running for US Senate". Denver Post. August 9, 2019.
  34. ^ Paul, Jesse (August 17, 2019). "Here's who's running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020 — and who's thinking about it". The Colorado Sun. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
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  37. ^ Castro, Julian [@JulianCastro] (August 22, 2019). "One of the best ways to kickstart change in this country is to send Cory Gardner and Mitch McConnell home. I'm glad to see Governor @Hickenlooper wants to continue his service to the people of Colorado, who deserve someone in the Senate fighting for them. #COSen" (Tweet). Retrieved August 22, 2019 – via Twitter.
  38. ^ https://coloradosun.com/2019/08/24/dscc-john-hickenlooper-endorsement-colorado-senate-race/
  39. ^ https://twitter.com/MichaelBennet/status/1164593261538754560
  40. ^ https://twitter.com/Bob_Casey/status/1164531624060555271?s=20
  41. ^ Harris, Kamala [@KamalaHarris] (August 22, 2019). "With Mitch McConnell blocking pretty much every good idea in the book, taking back a Senate majority has never been more critical. @Hickenlooper can help us win one & will be a fantastic U.S. Senator. So watch his video and chip in a few bucks if you can" (Tweet). Retrieved August 22, 2019 – via Twitter.
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  46. ^ https://twitter.com/SenRhondaFields/status/1164549238291697665
  47. ^ Yang, Andrew [@AndrewYang] (August 23, 2019). "Yes! Look forward to working with John to solve the real problems when we both get to DC. 😀👍🇺🇸" (Tweet). Retrieved August 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  48. ^ https://twitter.com/dscc/status/1164901959515680768
  49. ^ a b c Luning, Ernest (April 24, 2019). "Democrat Mike Johnston lands big-name endorsements in US Senate primary". coloradopolitics. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  50. ^ Miller, Blair (April 16, 2019). "Former ambassador Dan Baer, ex-US Attorney John Walsh enter Democratic field for US Senate". thedenverchannel. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  51. ^ "Endorsements – Andrew Romanoff for US Senate". Andrewromanoff.com. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  52. ^ Shaun King on Twitter

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites