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Colorado Department of State - Election Division
1998 Colorado Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: June 9, Primary: August 11,
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, Roy Romer (D) barred 3rd term, 55% in '94
Charles Cook's prediction: Toss Up, Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Democrat
Lt. Gov. Gail Schoettler 48.43% St. Treas. Bill Owens 49.05% real estate executive Tim Leonard (Cnst) 1%
ex-state party chair Sandra Johnson (L) 2%
Art Yuenger (NL) 0%
Lt. Governor - Tied with Gov. Gail Schoettler (D) running for Gov.,
attorney/b-man Bernie Buescher attorney / '96 Congressional nominee Joe Rogers, county planning commissioner Leslie Hanks (Cnst), Dan Cochran (L),
Attorney General, Norton (R) resigned to run for U.S. Senate,
ex-chief of staff to Gov. Romer Ken Salazar ex-D.A. John Suthers Wayne White Jr. (L)
Secretary of State
ex-Common Cause Exec. Dir. Ric Banter Victoria Buckley Pat Craven (Rfm), Clyde Harkins (Cnst), Geoffrey Lloyd (L), Rusty Frasier (NL)
Treasurer, Bill Owens (R) running for Gov.
financial manager Jim Polsfut St. Sen. Mike Coffman state party treasurer David Bryant (L), bank teller Cindy Burks (Natural Law)
Senator, 51.8% in '92, 1st Term, Campbell (R) originally elected as Democrat
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Likely Republican, Charles Cook's prediction: Leans Republican, Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 7:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 50% Republican
Newspaper Columnist Dottie Lamm (D) 35.0% Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R) 62.5% Manufacturing Executive/'94 Gov. nominee Kevin Swanson (Cnst) 0.7%
Public Policy Researcher Gary Swing (US Pacifist) 0.1%
David Segal (L) 1.1%
Jeff Peckman (NL) 0.3, John Heckman (I) 0.2%
1st Cong. District, 56.9% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:4, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
Dianna DeGette (D) 66.9% GOP Party Secretary Nancy McClanahan (R) 30.1% '96 nominee Richard Combs (L) 3.0%
2nd Cong. District, 57.0% in '96, David E. Skaggs (D) retiring after 6th Term
Charles Cook's prediction: Lean Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Toss-Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: 1:1, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
St. Rep. Mark Udall (D) 49.9% Boulder Mayor Bob Greenlee (R) 47.4% software engineer Patrick West (NL) 2.7%
3rd Cong. District, 68.9% in '96
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:6, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican,
Rancher Robert Reed Kelley (D) 31.5% Scott McInnis (R) 66.1% engineer Barry Maggert (L) 2.4%
4th Cong. District, 56.1% in '96, 1st term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:5, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 77% Republican
ex-Fort Collins Mayor Susan Kirkpatrick (D) 40.7% Bob Schaffer (R) 59.3%
5th Cong. District, 71.9% in '96, 6th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:10, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican,
Ken Alford (D) 26.0% Joel Hefley (R) 72.7% Mark Mellot (NL) 1.3%
6th Cong. District, 62.2% in '96, Dan Schaefer, (R) retiring after 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Leans Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:3, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican,
developer Henry L. Strauss (D) 41.5% ex-St. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) 55.9% George Newman (NL) 2.6%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(Cnst) = American Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(Pacifist) = U.S. Pacifist Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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