The vast majority of industry spending went into opposing a slate of initiatives that would have put new restrictions on drilling.
Party officials gave the county a $32,000 check to cover the cost of reviewing a state House seat and a Commissioners race.
Any bill that passes will need bipartisan support. But watchers also expect parties to play to their base.
In recent years political pollsters have had a hard time calling races here. That changed in 2014.
In Senate District 24, Republican Beth Martinez Humenik topped Democrat Judy Solano by 876 votes.
House Republicans call the declaration of victory "presumptuous."
President of the Colorado County Clerks Association Sheila Reiner also told "Colorado Matters" why counting ballots has taken so long in some areas.
The newly re-elected govenor says the close nature of the race won’t change his plans for next four years.
Republicans have long had hopes of flipping the state Senate in this election, but their biggest win may be in the other chamber.