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
November 6, 2018
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.