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Former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy will top the June 26 Democratic primary ballot for governor after capturing the majority of delegate votes at the state Democratic assembly on April 14. Congressman Jared Polis also earned enough votes to appear on the ballot. Former state Senator Mike Johnston has petitioned onto the ballot, and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne has submitted petitions to secure a primary slot.
On the Republican side, former Parker mayor Greg Lopez "knocked Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman out of the guv sweepstakes based largely on the power of a single speech," Westword reported, while current state Treasurer Walker Stapleton also made the ballot at the assembly after pulling his petition signatures due to alleged fraud by the Colorado Springs-based firm hired to gather them. Two others, businessman Doug Robinson, who's the nephew of Mitt Romney, and entrepreneur Victor Mitchell, have submitted petitions for nomination.
In other results, Democrats Dave Young and Bernard Douthit made the primary for treasurer; Jena Griswold qualified for the Democratic primary ballot for secretary of state; and Phil Weiser and Joe Salazar will appear on the Democratic ballot for attorney general.
Republican state treasurer candidate Justin Everett of Littleton kept others off the primary ballot, although two hopefuls are trying to petition on, state Rep. Polly Lawrence and real estate executive Brian Watson, Colorado Politics reported. Wayne Williams won the nomination for a second secretary of state term unopposed, and 18th Judicial District attorney George Brauchler was nominated for attorney general.
In Congressional District 5, a seat now held by Doug Lamborn, Democrats nominated Stephany Rose Spaulding, while Republicans placed state Sen. Owen Hill on the ballot two weeks ago, with El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn and retired Texas Judge Bill Rhea securing spots via petitions. Tyler Stevens of Green Mountain Falls also is trying to petition on. Lamborn's petitions are the subject of a legal dispute.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Stephany Rose Spaulding is the only democratic candidate in Congressional District 5.