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United States Senate Election in Colorado, 2020

2020 United States Senate election in Colorado

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Incumbent U.S. senator

Cory Gardner
Republican



An election 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; the primary is scheduled for June 30.[1][2] Incumbent Cory Gardner is just one of two Republican U.S. Senators facing re-election in 2020 in a state President Donald Trump lost in 2016, the other being Susan Collins from Maine.[3]

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

Endorsements

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cory Gardner (incumbent)
Total votes 100.0%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Potential

Withdrawn

Declined

Endorsements

John Hickenlooper
2020 Democratic Candidates
Former US Executive Branch Officials
US Federal Officials
Statewide and local politicians
Organizations
Stephany Rose Spaulding
Authors
  • Doug Pagitt, author and pastor
  • Rita Lewis, former Colorado civil rights commissioner[55]
  • Regina English, Harrison School Board vice president (D2)
  • Kyla Armstrong-Romero, Aurora school board president
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
Mike Johnston (Withdrew)
Federal politicians
Statewide and local politicians
John Walsh (withdrawn)
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Dan
Baer
Jena
Griswold
John
Hickenlooper
Mike
Johnston
Alice
Madden
Andrew
Romanoff
John
Walsh
Angela
Williams
Other Undecided
Public Policy Polling (D)[A] August 28-29, 2019 509 - 2% - 60% 3% 2% 9% 1% 2% 4% 16%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group July 25-28, 2019 600 ± 4.0% - 6% 61% 10% - 8% - - - 15%
Public Policy Polling (D) July 12-14, 2019 561 - 1% 4% 44% 3% 1% 12% 4% 3% - 29%
Keating Research July 1-3, 2019 - ± 4.4% 2% 15% - 12% 2% 23% 2% - - 42%

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diana Bray
Democratic Lorena Garcia
Democratic John Hickenlooper
Democratic Andrew Romanoff
Democratic Stephany Rose Spaulding
Democratic Michelle Ferrigno Warren
Democratic Trish Zornio
Total votes 100.0%

Third Party Candidates

Candidates

Declared

Independent Candidates

Candidates

Declared

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[63] Tossup January 10, 2020
Inside Elections[64] Tossup January 10, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[65] Tossup January 16, 2020
Politico[66] Tossup November 19, 2019

Polling

with John Hickenlooper
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Cory
Gardner (R)
John
Other Undecided
Keating Research (D) October 10-14, 2019 500 ± 4.4% 42% 53% 2% 3%
Emerson College August 16-19, 2019 1,000 ± 3.0% 40% 53% - 8%
Global Strategy Group (D)[B] August 13-14, 2019 617 ± 3.9% 39% 49% - 13%
Public Policy Polling (D)[A] August 8-11, 2019 739 ± 3.6% 38% 51% - 12%
Hypothetical polling
with Mike Johnston
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Cory
Gardner (R)
Mike
Johnston (D)
Undecided
Global Strategy Group (D)[C] August 13-14, 2019 617 ± 3.9% 39% 50% 11%
Fabrizio Ward/AARP July 29-31, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 45% 39% 14%
with generic Democrat
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Cory
Gardner (R)
Generic
Democrat
Undecided
Global Strategy Group (D)[C] 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)[D] December 2-4, 2018 540 ± 4.2% 41% 47% -
Public Policy Polling (D)[E] August 2-3, 2017 628 ± 3.8% 41% 46% 13%
Public Policy Polling (D)[F] June 30 - July 1, 2017 870 ± 3.6% 39% 53% 8%

See also

Notes

Partisan clients
  1. ^ a b Poll sponsored by 314 Action
  2. ^ Poll conducted for Andrew Romanoff
  3. ^ a b Poll conducted for Mike Johnston
  4. ^ Poll sponsored by ProgressNow Colorado
  5. ^ Poll sponsored by Our Lives on the Line
  6. ^ Poll sponsored by Save My Care
Voter samples
  1. ^ a b c d Key:
    A - all adults
    RV - registered voters
    LV - likely voters
    V - unclear

References

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External links

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