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BEST OF THE WEEK | Unpacking a blue election

Author: Mark Harden - November 9, 2018 - Updated: November 9, 2018

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Here’s our recap of some of our best stories of the week from the Colorado Politics staff.


> Jared Polis earns historic victory over Walker Stapleton in Colorado governor’s race

Colorado Governor elect Jared Polis hugs his Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera elect while his acceptance speech at the watch party for Colorado Democrats at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver before the polls close. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

> Crow beats Coffman in key race for control of Congress

> COVER STORY | Colorado’s dark horses: What makes non-major-party candidates run?

> Colorado voters turn thumbs down on a host of ballot measures

> Colo.’s election brought a wave of women, but the current was strongest for Democrats

> Blue wave appears to give Polis a Democratic-controlled state Senate

> Democrats win all statewide offices

> Colorado business leaders cheer defeat of ballot issues

> Scenes of celebration and sadness on election night across Colorado

> INSIGHTS | Overheated politics baked this election

Those at the watch party for Colorado Democrats erupt when the race is called for Jared Polis at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver before the polls close. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

> TRAIL MIX | A feast of firsts for Colorado on Election Day

> Winners and losers in Colorado’s 2018 election

> Takeaways from Colorado Election Day 2018

> INTERVIEW: Jared Polis on energy, death penalty, TABOR and more

> Record number of Colorado midterm voters triggers blue wave

> Q&A with Howard Geller | Toward a less wasteful energy economy

> Polis names transition teams and chief of staff

> Perlmutter, other lawmakers plot challenge to Pelosi as House speaker

> Colorado Senate Dems choose Garcia as president; House Dems tap Becker as speaker

> Homestretch: Polis trumpets ambitious agenda, turnout effort

> Homestretch: Stapleton reminding voters of his values

> Voters in one Colorado town said “no” to recreational pot shops for a fourth time

> Colorado is helping NASA get its mojo back

> DeGette seeks leadership post in new House majority

> Polis registers internet domain name for president

> ‘Too bad, Mike’ Coffman: Trump dismisses candidates who didn’t kiss the ring

Mark Harden

Mark Harden

Mark Harden is managing editor of Colorado Politics. He previously was news director at the Denver Business Journal; city editor, online news editor, state editor, national editor and popular music critic at The Denver Post; and an editor and reporter at newspapers in the Seattle area and San Francisco.