The Mesa County Democratic Party officially nominated candidates to represent their party in local elections on Saturday.
Hundreds of democrats flooded the auditorium in Central High School to take part in the party's county convention.
On the agenda, officially nominating State Representative Bernie Buescher for re–election, and nominating Dan Robinson to run against Craig Meis in the general election.
For many excited party members, attending the convention meant being one step closer to the ultimate prize which they say is a chance to be a state delegate to the national convention, which will be held in Denver this summer.
Local party leaders say with strong local candidates and national attention garnering from the DNC, Colorado is no longer the republican stronghold it used to be.
The democrats say they are confident their candidates can win all the races at the county, state, and national levels.