Democrat Jared Polis wins primary to run against Stapleton for Colorado governor

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DENVER — Democrat Rep. Jared Polis has won the primary election to run for Colorado governor in November.

He will take on Republican State Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the race to succeed Colorado’s term-limited governor, Democrat John Hickenlooper.

The other Democratic party candidates were Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy and former State Sen. Mike Johnston.

Polis won 45 percent of the vote, followed by Kennedy (25 percent), Johnston (23 percent) and Lynne (7 percent).

The Democratic candidates also offered starkly different post-Hickenlooper visions for Colorado’s role — or resistance — in implementing Trump administration policies on immigration, the environment, taxes and health care, compared to Republicans.

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