Governor’s Race Between Stapleton and Polis

Denver—If State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is going to be Colorado’s first Republican Governor since 2007, he’s going to have to defeat a tough opponent in Democrat Jared Polis this November.  Polis captured 45% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary while former Treasurer Cary Kennedy was a distant second with 25%.  Polis is looking for a drastic cutback on oil and gas drilling with more emphasis on renewable energy as well as single-payer, universal health care.  Stapleton was the runaway winner on the GOP side with 48% of the vote.  He says Polis’ liberal agenda will lead to higher taxes and fewer jobs.