With Governor Hickenlooper term-limited out of office, there will be an open race for Governor in 2018. Democrat Jared Polis, a longtime progressive member of Congress, will face Republican Walker Stapleton in November.
Since the Governor must sign off on redistricting, winning the Governor’s mansion is a crucial part of protecting our state from Republican Gerrymandering. A Democratic Governor is also essential in order to advance a progressive policy agenda. Even if we win full control of the state legislature, it won’t mean nearly as much with a Republican governor threatening to veto everything it passes.