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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

COLORADO

Race Summary

Governor    (3289 of 3289 precincts reporting)
Schoettler (D) 49%     Owens (R) * 50%    
Issue 19    (2209 of 3289 precincts reporting)
Yes (I) 57%     No (I) 43%    
Issue 11    (3289 of 3289 precincts reporting)
Yes (I) 48%     No (I) * 52%    
Senate    (3289 of 3289 precincts reporting)
Lamm (D) 36%     Campbell (R) * 63%    
House 01    (478 of 478 precincts reporting)
Degette (D) * 67%     McClanahan (R) 31%    
House 02    (547 of 547 precincts reporting)
Udall (D) * 50%     Greenlee (R) 48%    
House 03    (558 of 603 precincts reporting)
Kelley (D) 32%     McInnis (R) * 67%    
House 04    (551 of 551 precincts reporting)
Kirkpatrick (D) 41%     Schaffer (R) * 59%    
House 05    (648 of 648 precincts reporting)
Alford (D) 26%     Hefley (R) * 73%    
House 06    (452 of 452 precincts reporting)
Strauss (D) 43%     Tancredo (R) * 55%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Roy Romer (D), first elected in 1986, is ineligible for a fourth four-year term. State Treasurer Bill Owens (R) and Lieutenant Gov. Gail Schoettler (D) will face off in November. Schoettler is the first woman ever nominated for governor in Colorado.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R) was first elected in 1992 as a Democrat and switched to the Republican party in 1995. He is seeking a second term and will run against former newspaper columnist Dottie Lamm (D), the wife of former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

9 a.m. ET (7 a.m. MT) to 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. MT)

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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Wayne Allard (R), first elected 1996; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Denver, northeastern suburbs):
    Diana DeGette (inc.) (D); Nancy McClanahan (R)
  • CD2 (Northwest Denver suburbs; Boulder):
    Mark Udall (D); Bob Greenlee (R)
  • CD3 (Western slope; Pueblo):
    Robert Reed Kelley (D); Scott McInnis (inc.) (R)
  • CD4 (Northeast; Fort Collins; Greeley):
    Susan Kirkpatrick (D); Bob Schaffer (inc.) (R)
  • CD5 (South central; Colorado Springs):
    Ken Alford (D); Joel Hefley (inc.) (R)
  • CD6 (Denver suburbs; Aurora; Lakewood):
    Henry L. Strauss (D); Tom Tancredo (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    August 11

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    June 8


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 13

    To Watch:
    Amendment 11: Partial-Birth Abortion
    Would ban partial-birth abortions.

    Amendment 12: Abortion/Parental Consent
    Would require parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion and would require a 48-hour waiting period after parental consent was granted before abortion could be performed.

    Amendment 17: Education Vouchers
    Would establish an income-tax credit for parents of students enrolled in public, private or home school programs.

    Amendment 18: Term Limits
    Would allow candidates to voluntarily agree to term limits.

    Question 19: Medical Marijuana
    Would permit the medical use of marijuana for persons with debilitating medical conditions and change state laws regarding marijuana for patients and their primary care givers. (NOTE: While this is on the ballot, the votes will not be counted due to a court decision.)

    Referendum 4A: Sports
    Regarding the financing of a new football stadium.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Democrat
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 2 Democrats, 4 Republicans
    State Senate: 15 Democrats, 20 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 24 Democrats, 41 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 9 seats are up
    House: 18 seats are up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 2,862,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 2,548,916 (9/18)

       Democrats:779,178      30.6%
       Republicans:        909,896      35.7%
       Unaffiliated:       854,100      33.5%
       Libertarian Party:    3,151      0.12%
       Green Party:1,186      0.05%
       Natural Law Party:    1,405      0.06%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    8


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Dole won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Ford in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Nixon in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1992

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Dole 46%
    Clinton 44%
    Perot 7%
    Other 3%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 40%
    Bush 36%
    Perot 21%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 53%
    Dukakis 45%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 63%
    Mondale 35%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 55%
    Carter 31%
    Anderson 11%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 3,823,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 89.4%
    African American: 3.7%
    Asian: 1.7%
    Native American: 0.8%
    Other/Undeclared: 4.4%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 11.2% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Denver
    State Nickname: Centennial State

    Though known for its spectacular natural beauty, more than half of Coloradans live in the Denver metropolitan area. Colorado is politically characterized by equally sharp peaks and valleys. It was the first state to enact term limits for state representatives in 1990, and in 1992 it approved Measure 2, which rescinded state and local laws banning discrimination against gays. (The Supreme Court overturned the ruling in 1996). There is a split between liberal Denver and conservative rural areas. In 1997 both Democrats and Republicans chose Coloradans to head their parties, Democrat Roy Romer and Republican Jim Nicholson. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell has pledged to serve no more than two terms and his re-election bid in 1998 will make it the first time since 1984 that a Colorado senator has run for re-election. (Gary Hart retired in 1986, Bill Armstrong in 1990, Tim Wirth in 1992 and Hank Brown in 1996, according to the "Almanac of American Politics.") Campbell is the only Native American in the Senate.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Colorado Department of State Home Page
    http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/sos/divinfo.html
    Colorado Elections Division Web Page
    http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/sos/divinfo.html#Elections
    Colorado Gov. Roy Romer's Home Page
    http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/governor_office.html
    Colorado State Senate
    http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/senate/members/index.htm
    Colorado State House of Representatives
    http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/house/members/index.htm

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates:

    KKTV CBS (Colorado Springs)
    http://www.kktv.com
    KWGN (Denver)
    http://www.wb2.com/News/webnews.htm

    State Newspapers:

    Boulder Daily Camera
    http://www.bouldernews.com
    Colorado Daily
    http://bcn.boulder.co.us/media/colodaily
    Colorado Springs Gazette
    http://www.gazette.com
    The Denver Post
    http://www.denverpost.com
    Rocky Mountain News
    http://insidedenver.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 27, 1998



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