Lamborn, Udall Seats Top Primary Races

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Voters across Colorado who haven't cast their ballots by mail are going to the polls today to decide various primary races on this election day.

The top races on today's ballot include an attempt to oust first-term Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn, to replace Democratic representative Mark Udall and to find a conservative Republican to replace Tom Tancredo.

In Mesa County, incumbent Republican County Commisioner Janet Rowland is facing challenger David Kearsley.

Voters in El Paso County also will decide whether to keep state representative Douglas Bruce in the house or send him packing. Bruce is running against newcomer Mark Waller.

Lamborn is being challenged by Jeff Crank -- a former aide to Joel Hefley -- and retired Air Force Major General Bentley Rayburn.

Four republicans are fighting to succeed the retiring Tom Tancredo in Colorado's 6th congressional district. Secretary of State Mike Coffman faces two state Senators, Ted Harvey and Steve Ward, and Wil Armstrong, a businessman and son of former U.S.
Senator Bill Armstrong.

In the 2nd district, democrats Joan Fitz-Gerald, Jared Polis and Will Shafroth are fighting for the seat held by Udall, who's running for the U.S. Senate.

In the 1st congressional district, Republicans Charles Crain and George Lilly are vying to take on six-term incumbent Denver Democratic Representative Diana Degette.

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