Colorado governor: Democrat Jared Polis defeats Republican Walker Stapleton in historic win | PostIndependent.com

Colorado governor: Democrat Jared Polis defeats Republican Walker Stapleton in historic win

Open race to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper has been about starkly differing visions for Colorado

By JON MURRAY | jmurray@denverpost.com and NIC GARCIA | ngarcia@denverpost.com
Jared Polis, left, Democratic candidate for Colorado’s governorship, and Jason Crow, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House seat in District 6, applaud for canvassers before they set out to talk to voters Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in north Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Voters on Tuesday have handed the reins of Colorado's government to Jared Polis, a five-term congressman from Boulder whose pledges on an array of issues promised a leftward shift for a state that long had reveled in its middle-ground status.

In calling for Colorado to head in a more progressive direction, Polis prevailed over Republican Walker Stapleton – the two-term state treasurer, who spent much of the campaign pleading with voters to put the brakes on Polis' agenda.

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