Blue Avalanche

November 9, 2018
Photo: Election Night 2018 5 | Democratic Party Jared Polis MTMeredith Turk/CPR News
Governor-elect Jared Polis speaks at the Democratic election night party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Democrats had the midterm election night in Colorado they wish they had across the country. Jared Polis didn’t just win the governor’s race. His party won complete control of Colorado’s state government, taking over every statewide office and both chambers of the legislature for the first time since 1936.

On this episode, Colorado Public Radio News looks at the force behind the blue avalanche -- and how victory brings new challenges for Democrats. Plus, we look into the surge of young Coloradans voting in the midterms.