Tuesday night's gatherings begin the process of deciding which candidates will represent their parties in a variety races in November.
2018 Governor Race
Tancredo said he believes he could win the Republican primary, but lacks the financial resources to triumph in the general election.
The race for governor is firming up, and along with it the race for campaign funds.
From 100 renewable energy goals, to electric cars and even the race for governor, green energy may be on the tip of our tongues this year.
"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.
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.