(NewsNation) — NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ has called the Colorado gubernatorial race for incumbent Democrat Jared Polis.
Decision Desk HQ also called the state’s U.S. Senate race for Sen. Michael Bennet (D).
Colorado’s competitive midterm elections were hotly contested, as the winners will determine which party controls the two branches of Congress — and Republican advisers were hoping to flip at least one U.S. House seat and one U.S. Senate seat.
A newly drawn district in Denver’s suburbs pits state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer (R) against Yadira Caraveo (D) which could split Colorado’s delegation evenly between the two parties.
NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ called Denver’s suburban 7th District for Democratic state Sen. Brittany Pettersen.
Pettersen defeated Republican Erik Aadland, an oil and gas industry veteran, to replace eight-term Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter.
Polis defeated Republican challenger Heidi Ganahl, both having radically different visions for education, budget, healthcare and criminal justice reform for the Rocky Mountain state.
On Tuesday, 470 seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election. These elections will determine who has control over the two branches of Congress, and ultimately, who sets the agenda for President Joe Biden’s remaining years in office.
Early voting in Colorado started on Oct. 24, and polls for in-person voting will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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