Today Is Primary Day: CO, NV (Sneak Peak WY, WA)

This Tuesday is Primary Day in Colorado and Nevada and the following Tuesday is Primary Day in Wyoming and Washington state. Here is a rundown on what primary races are worth keeping en eye on for:


US Senate Races is already decided for both parties

Our nominee is Fmr Congress Bob Schaffer and he will face liberal Boulder Congressman Udall

CO 2 Open Seat Udall (D)

The Dems have a primary to see who will win the seat for Udall. The seat tilts heavily Dem

Joan Fitz-Gerald (D) – Ex-State Senate President & Ex-Jefferson County ClerkLarry Johnson (D) – Attorney, Teacher & Frequent CandidateJared Polis (D) – Ex-State Board of Education Chair, Businessman & Philanthropist WINNERWill Shafroth (D) – State Conservation Trust Director

CO 5 Lamborn (R)

Congressman Lamborn faces a primary from

Jeff Crank (R) – Ex-Chamber of Commerce Official, Ex-Congressional Aide & ’06 CandidateBentley Rayburn (R) – Retired USAF Major General & ’06 Candidate

Lamborn is heavily favored in primary and is expected to face Hal Bidlack (D) – Retired USAF Officer & Educator in November

Lamborn has won

CO 6 Tancredo Open Seat (R)

Republicans have a contentious primary to see who will replace retiring Congresman Tancredo

Wil Armstrong (R) – Mortgage Banker & Son of Ex-US Senator Bill ArmstrongMike Coffman (R) – Secretary of State, Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-State Sen. & Iraq War VeteranTed Harvey (R) – State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Reagan White House AideSteve Ward (R) – State Sen., Ex-Arapahoe County Commissioner, Ex-Glendale Mayor & Iraq War Veteran

The race seems to have come down to Armstrong and Coffman; whoever emerges will face:

Hank Eng (D) – Aviation Consultant, Aeronautical Engineer & Ex-Appleton (WI) City Councilman

Coffman has won


The state has primary in the 3 Congressional Districts but their are clear favorites in all of them so Nevada should be quiet on this day

On the following Tuesday a big primary in Wyoming will occur


Open Congress Seat Cubin (R)

Mark Gordon (R) – Rancher & BusinessmanMichael Holland (R) – PhysicianCynthia Lummis (R) – Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-State Lands Director, Ex-State Rep. & AttorneyBill Winney (R) – Engineer, Retired Navy Officer & ’06 Candidate

Republicans will see who emerges to face Gary Trauner (D) – Ex-Teton County School Board Chair, Businessman & ’06 Nominee who came very close to winning this seat in last election. A recent Mason Dixon poll showed a very close race between Trauner and Cynthia Lummis

This will be a race we have to keep an eye on for in November


Washington has its primary for all its statewide offices this day along with Congress primaries

There appear to be no races in primary to keep a real eye for on this day

Although, in November WA will have a rematch for its Governor Race to keep an eye for and

WA 8 Dave Reichert (R) is in for another tough race against Darcy Burner (D) – Ex-Microsoft Executive, Community Activist & ’06 Nominee