After state assemblies, here’s who’s still running for governor of Colorado

This past weekend had big implications for the governor’s race. The once-crowded field has started dwindling after both Democrats and Republicans held their state assemblies, where delegates voted for candidates to appear in the June primary.

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Jared Polis (clockwise from top left), Cary Kennedy, Greg Lopez and Walker Stapleton. (Kevin J. Beaty and Esteban L. Hernandez/Denverite)  copolitics; colorado; politics; election; kevinjbeaty; denverite;

Jared Polis (clockwise from top left), Cary Kennedy, Greg Lopez and Walker Stapleton. (Kevin J. Beaty and Esteban L. Hernandez/Denverite)

This past weekend had big implications for the governor’s race. The once-crowded field has started dwindling after both Democrats and Republicans held their state assemblies, where delegates voted for candidates to appear in the June primary.

On the Republican side, a wild assembly culminated with State Treasurer Walker Stapleton earning the most delegates and former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez pulling an upset over Attorney General Cynthia Coffman for a spot on the ballot. Coffman is the biggest name to drop out of the governor’s race since former congressman Tom Tancredo bowed out in January.

For Democrats, things were a little less tumultuous. As expected, former state treasurer Cary Kennedy and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis both got their party’s nod to appear on the primary ballot.

Not all candidates participated. There are candidates on both sides who are still in the running since they decided to qualify through the petitioning process.

Here’s who’s still in the major parties’ primary races.

Democrats
Mike Johnston – Qualified after submitting petitions.
Cary Kennedy – Qualified through assembly.
Donna Lynne – Submitted petitions March 19; awaiting verification.
Jared Polis – Qualified through assembly AND submitted petitions March 14; awaiting verification.

Republicans
Greg Lopez – Qualified through assembly.
Victor Mitchell – Submitted petitions March 7; awaiting verification.
Doug Robinson – Submitted petitions March 5; awaiting verification.
Walker Stapleton – Qualified through assembly.

Several candidates were eliminated this weekend. Here’s who dropped out. 

Democrats
Erik Underwood – Eliminated at assembly.

Republicans
Stephen Barlock – Eliminated at assembly.
Cynthia Coffman – Eliminated at assembly.
Lew Gaiter – Eliminated at assembly.
Teri Kear – Eliminated at assembly.
Barry Farah – Eliminated at assembly.

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