Today is Colorado’s primary election. There aren’t too many contested races going on, but the ones that are have rightly been described as “extraordinary” for their competitiveness. Anyway, here are my predictions for the few farthings they’re worth (note that they’re not all necessarily whom I’m cheering for to win):
- Congressional District 5, GOP: Incumbent Doug Lamborn wins narrowly, as Jeff Crank and Bentley Rayburn split the protest vote
- Congressional District 6, GOP: Businessman and political newcomer Wil Armstrong pulls off a surprising late comeback victory over favorite Secretary of State Mike Coffman, who goes on to mend fences with the state party leadership and prepares to run for U.S. Senate in 2010
- Congressional District 2, Dem: Millionaire Jared Polis‘ populist surge overcomes his early gaffes to edge out Joan Fitz-Gerald and the party machine
- State House District 6, GOP: Friend and blogger Joshua Sharf makes a convincing statement in his petition race against Republican pretender Rima Barakat Sinclair
I don’t know nearly enough about other primary races to make an even reasonably well-informed projection. Who knows? Most of these look to be tight contests. I could just as easily get them all right as go 1-for-4. I’ll be checking the results later today.
Feel free to share your guesses in the comment section.