Polis, Stapleton to go head-to-head in Colo. gubernatorial race

Published: Jun. 27, 2018 at 6:27 AM MDT
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Walker Stapleton and Jared Polis both made a note of unity in their victory speeches Tuesday night after they clinched the gubernatorial nomination for their parties.

Walker Stapleton got about 48 percent of the Republican vote, with more than 220,000 votes. He beat out Victor Mitchel, Greg Lopez and Doug Robinson.

"Elections are about choices. They are about the direction we want to see Colorado head in the future," he said. "We will offer Colorado a hopeful economy for all of our children."

Come November, Stapleton will go up against Jared Polis, who clinched the primary for the Democrats. He has about 45 percent of the vote. He said he's willing to work with anybody to make Colorado better.

"if President Trump is serious about investing in infrastructure, if he's serious about creating jobs, he'll have a partner in me, but you know that I won't be beholden to him when he divides us rather than unites us," Polis said. I will stand up with an inclusive Colorado voice and show that we will have a bold way forward.

Polis was the overwhelming favorite over Cary Kennedy, Mike Johnston and Donna Lynne.