Gov. Bill Ritter is poised to appoint a new secretary of state â€” no doubt a fellow Democrat.
Republican Secretary of State Mike Coffman won the 6th Congressional District primary. As the district is heavily Republican, Coffman is expected to win the seat in November.
Among the names often mentioned as possible appointees to the $68,500-a-year-post are House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and Senate Majority Leader Ken Gordon. Both Democrats are term limited.
What’s done is done. Fox is in charge of the hen house now. On the up side, the Democrats’ phony watchdog group Colorado Ethics Watch will have to look for someone else to harass.
In other primary election news, while the Lefty Dead Governors are ecstatic that the Secretary of State’s office “turns bright, shiny blue”, it turns out to be only their consolation for not having Doug Bruce to kick around anymore.
Also, one state house race in central Jefferson County remains undecided at this hour:
Tuesday night was a nail-biter for Sue Schafer as she was 24 votes ahead of her opponent in the Democratic primary for the state House District 24 seat.
With 39 of 40 precincts reporting, Schafer held the slim lead over Dave Ruchman in the Jefferson County district.
Oh, and having taken down Joan Fitz-Gerald, Jared Polis looks to be the successor of Mark Udall in the liberal 2nd Congressional District. It’s a black eye for Tim Gill, Pat Stryker, Big Labor, and the entire Colorado Democracy Alliance – which turned on one of their own and lost.