2012 elections review: Uneventful primaries in Colorado

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June 27, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional and State legislative teams

The fast-moving primary season of May and June continued with elections in Colorado yesterday.

Colorado held primary elections for U.S. House, State Senate, and State House. Here's a recap of what happened.

Contested Primaries in Colorado -- June 26, 2012
U.S. House
(7 seats)
State Legislature
(85 seats)
Total Democratic Contested Primaries 0 (0%) 3 (3.53%)
Total Republican Contested Primaries 3 (42.86%) 16 (18.82%)

U.S. House

United States House of Representatives elections in Colorado, 2012

Contenders battled for Colorado's 7 congressional district seats yesterday. There were no notable upsets and only four contested primaries took place.[1]

Incumbent Doug Lamborn easily defeated challenger Robert Blaha in the 5th District Republican primary, receiving 62% of the vote.

In the 1st District GOP primary, Danny Stroud defeated Richard Murphy.

In Colorado's 2nd District Republican primary, state senator Kevin Lundberg defeated Eric Weissmann.

In addition, Gregory Gilman defeated Gaylon Kent in the 3rd District Libertarian primary.

Members of the U.S. House from Colorado -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 3 3
     Republican Party 4 4
Total 7 7

State legislature

See Colorado State Senate elections, 2012 and Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Eighty-five seats were up for grabs yesterday -- 20 Senate seats and 65 House seats. Four incumbents -- one in the Senate and three in the House -- faced primary opposition. Thirty-three seats were open. There were four contested Democratic primaries and 16 contested Republican primaries.[2] [3]

In the Senate District 1 Republican primary, current House District 57 incumbent Randy Baumgardner upset incumbent Jean White.

In the House District 1 Democratic primary, incumbent Jeanne Labuda defeated Corrie Houck.

In the House District 19 Republican primary, Majority Leader Amy Stephens (currently of District 20) defeated incumbent Marsha Looper.

Colorado State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 20 19
     Republican Party 15 16
Total 35 35

Colorado House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 32 37
     Republican Party 33 28
Total 65 65

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