The term “major event” is a pretty broad term when it comes to tracking the national events of the week. But this is as big as it gets, starting Monday at noon in Colorado and running through Tuesday in a story that’s riveting because the stakes are high.
On Monday, that’s when there’s a Democratic Senate primary in Colorado, involving progressives coming after establishment frontrunners Michael Bennet and Andrew Romanoff and hoping to land in the general election against Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck and someone else.
Tuesday, there’s another crowded Democratic primary to determine who might be Colorado’s candidate to replace Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, in Congress. So far, candidates include state Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman, Fort Collins City Councilman John Kefalas, and Cary Kennedy. (MORE: Colorado Democratic primary candidates say they’ve been cleared of plagiarism accusations.)
That’s when a new attorney general will be selected. Matt Denn won’t return this campaign. Marc Holtzman, the latest entrant, endorsed Denn after dropping out.
Saturday, November 17: Head to the ballot box, where Democrats will choose whether to revive their proportional delegate-based congressional district maps drawn by last year’s special master John Andrews. That map was supposed to produce a split map that ensured Republicans wouldn’t have a majority of the Colorado Congress. But it never got to a vote because the legislature couldn’t agree. Most likely, Democrats will give Republicans a few competitive districts, but will save the Republican ones for next year and make the split-map produce a Republican majority in the House.
Join Colorado Confidential at the Colorado State Fair on Saturday, November 17, at 3 p.m. for an “An Oath Keeper Was at the Capitol Riot. On Tuesday, He’s on the Ballot.” – part of the podcast “Campaign Lovers.”
We’ll take you live to the Denver Press Club’s election-night watch party at the JW Marriott Denver Downtown.
Then, there are the dueling TV ads, polls and debates. And hey, we won’t be able to attend them all. But your readers can. To that end, here’s our guide to be your guide to all the gear involved in the election this Tuesday.