What's At Stake in Colorado's First Virtual State Assemblies

Apr 17, 2020

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, Colorado Democrats and Republicans will log on to their first-ever virtual state assemblies today. KDNK’s Scott Franz has more on what’s at stake.

Three Democrats are trying to earn a spot next to former Governor John Hickenlooper on the June 30th primary ballot for U.S. Senate. To do that, Andrew Romanoff, Stephanie Rose Spaulding and Erik Underwood need to get support from at least thirty percent of assembly delegates.

Romanoff, a former Colorado House Speaker, is the favorite to meet that threshold after he dominated the preference poll in last month’s caucuses. This weekend’s voting will happen online after delegates watch videos from the candidates.

On the Republican side, delegates are deciding whether Senator Cory Gardner should face a primary challenge from Colorado Springs real estate agent Margot Dupre.