Any bill that passes will need bipartisan support. But watchers also expect parties to play to their base.
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.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner will move to the Senate in January, replacing Democrat Mark Udall, despite being outspent.
Voters strongly supported Ballot Measure 2A, a three-year, .3 percent tax projected to provide $27.6 million for cultural and public safety projects.
"[E]ven with a handful of counties still reporting, there just aren't enough options to get us across the finish line," Beauprez said Wednesday afternoon.