Colorado's 4th Congressional District

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Colorado's 4th Congressional District
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Current incumbentCory Gardner Republican Party
Population722,690
Gender50.8% Male, 49.2% Female
Race90.7% White, 2.0% Asian, 1.3% Black
Ethnicity21.8% Hispanic
Unemployment7.7%
Median household income$57,836
High school graduation rate88.4%
College graduation rate30.3%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 4th District is located in eastern Colorado and includes Las Animas, Otero, Crowley, Lincoln, Douglas, Elbett, Bent, Prowers, Baca, Kioawa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Yuma, Washington, Morgan, Weld, Logan, Phillips, Arapshoe and Sedgwick counties.[1]

The current representative of the 4th Congressional District is Cory Gardner (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Colorado's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 4th Congressional District of Colorado will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. Gardner is not seeking re-election in 2014. He is instead running for election to the U.S. Senate.

2012

See also: Colorado's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 4th Congressional District of Colorado held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Cory Gardner won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brandon Shaffer 36.8% 125,715
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCory Gardner Incumbent 58.4% 199,842
     Libertarian Josh Gilliland 3.1% 10,674
     Constitution Doug Aden 1.7% 5,845
Total Votes 342,076
Source: Colorado Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Cory Gardner won election to the United States House. He defeated incumbent Betsy Markey (D), Doug Aden (American Constitution) and Ken Waszkiewicz (Unaffiliated) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCory Gardner 52.5% 138,634
     Democratic Betsy Markey incumbent 41.4% 109,249
     American Constitution Doug Aden 4.7% 12,312
     Unaffiliated Ken Waszkiewicz 1.5% 3,986
Total Votes 264,181

2008
On November 4, 2008, Betsy Markey won election to the United States House. She defeated incumbent Marilyn Musgrave (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetsy Markey 56.2% 187,347
     Republican Marilyn Musgrave incumbent 43.8% 146,028
Total Votes 333,375

2006
On November 7, 2006, Marilyn Musgrave won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Angie Paccione (D) and Eric Eidsness (Reform) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Musgrave incumbent 45.6% 109,732
     Democratic Angie Paccione 43.1% 103,748
     Reform Eric Eidsness 11.3% 27,133
Total Votes 240,613

2004
On November 2, 2004, Marilyn Musgrave won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Stan Matsunaka (D) and Bob Kinsey (G) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Musgrave incumbent 51% 155,958
     Democratic Stan Matsunaka 44.8% 136,812
     Green Bob Kinsey 4.2% 12,739
Total Votes 305,509

2002
On November 5, 2002, Marilyn Musgrave won election to the United States House. She defeated Stan Matsunaka (D) and John Volz (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Musgrave 54.9% 115,359
     Democratic Stan Matsunaka 41.7% 87,499
     Libertarian John Volz 3.4% 7,097
Total Votes 209,955

2000
On November 7, 2000, Bob Schaffer won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Sewell Ward (Natural Law), Kordon Baker (L) and Leslie Hanks (American Constitution) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Schaffer incumbent 79.5% 209,078
     Natural Law Dan Sewell Ward 7.5% 19,721
     Libertarian Kordon Baker 7.5% 19,713
     American Constitution Leslie Hanks 3.8% 9,955
     N/A Write-in 1.7% 4,539
Total Votes 263,006

1998
On November 3, 1998, Bob Schaffer won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Susan Kirkpatrick (D) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Schaffer incumbent 59.3% 131,318
     Democratic Susan Kirkpatrick 40.7% 89,973
Total Votes 221,291

1996
On November 5, 1996, Bob Schaffer won election to the United States House. He defeated Guy Kelley (D), Wes McKinley (Americans) and Cynthia Parker (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Schaffer 56.1% 137,012
     Democratic Guy Kelley 38% 92,837
     Americans Wes McKinley 3% 7,428
     Natural Law Cynthia Parker 2.8% 6,790
Total Votes 244,067

1994
On November 8, 1994, Wayne Allard won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Cathy Kipp (D) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Allard incumbent 72.3% 136,251
     Democratic Cathy Kipp 27.7% 52,202
Total Votes 188,453

1992
On November 3, 1992, Wayne Allard won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Redder (D) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Allard incumbent 57.8% 139,884
     Democratic Tom Redder 42.2% 101,957
Total Votes 241,841

1990
On November 6, 1990, Wayne Allard won election to the United States House. He defeated Richard Bond (D) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Colorado District 4 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Allard 54.1% 89,285
     Democratic Richard Bond 45.9% 75,901
Total Votes 165,186

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 4th Congressional District of Colorado after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Colorado

In 2011, the Colorado State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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