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.
2018 Governor Race
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.
The congressman was among the first entrants into the now very-crowded Democratic field for the open governor's seat.
Barlock was an outspoken Donald Trump supporter and an alternate delegate at the Republican National Convention last year.
It's been at least a decade since Democrats faced such a crowded primary field, and the Republican race is likely to heat up too. Meet some of the front-runners.
In the race are two congressman, a former state treasurer, a former state senator and a businessman, among others.
The Democratic congressman from Boulder says he wants to work on renewable energy and improving education at the state level.