The Sky-Hi Daily news, part of the conglomerate of mountain newspapers under joint ownership that includes the Summit Daily, Vail Daily, the Aspen Times and others, reports that “as many as 150” Republicans attended Grand County caucuses. Though the paper doesn’t directly report Democrat attendance, a much lower figure can be inferred from the U.S. Senate preference votes for each party.
On the GOP side, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck received 64 votes, to 61 for former Lt. Governor Jane Norton. Democrats favored Romanoff with 34 votes to 33 for Appointed Senator Bennet. According to my math, that would be 125 Republican caucus votes cast for senate compared to only 67 for the Dems.
The GOP governor’s competition reflected about the same split as the rest of the state, with Scott McInnis receiving 104 votes and Maes 47. Hey, that’s a total of 151, so maybe there were even more than 150 GOP activists at the Grand County caucuses.
The next step for Republican candidates, including those running for state Senate and House District seats, will be at the State Assembly slated for May 21-22, at the Budweiser Events Center, in Loveland.