"What's with all the candidates?" asks political scientist Seth Masket when he looks at the race for governor. He says the crowded field has to do with seismic shifts in the primary election and in the parties.
2018 Governor Race
The move had been anticipated since Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced she was entering the governor's race last week.
In her announcement, Coffman said she was "running to be governor of all four corners of our diverse state."
Tancredo lost bids to be governor in 2010 and 2014. There’s one big difference this time: he is running in the age of President Donald Trump.
Stapleton says that if elected, he would continue his long-running effort to reform Colorado’s public pension system. His other priorities include infrastructure funding.
The GOP's governing central committee will vote Saturday whether to cancel its primary next June and limit selection of candidates to members of the party.
Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll on the impact of the state's new open primary, a crowded gubernatorial field and the need to break free of the old party structure.
Lynne joins a crowded Democratic primary field that includes former state Sen. Michael Johnston and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and former state treasurer Cary Kennedy.
"I am actively exploring a bid," Lynne told The Denver Post. "I want to make sure that I have everything in order."
President Trump says he's OK if Obamacare "implodes," and he may take a step toward that soon.