Colorado Caucus Preview: What to Expect From the Major Parties

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Republicans and Democrats across the Centennial State will be holding caucuses Saturday, March 7th, to choose delegates and candidates for the June 30th primary.

This primary will be for candidates like the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and local offices like county commissioner.

Republican caucuses begin in Mesa County at 10 a.m. Saturday, and the Democrats will begin at 1:30 pm.

“Republican and Democratic caucuses are going to elect delegates and precinct committee people,” said Kevin McCarney, Mesa County Republicans Chair. “Precinct committee people do the work of the party at the precincts. The delegates are going to go to the county convention and elect candidates for the local offices.”

Republican state representative Janice Rich explains which races the Mesa County Republicans will be caucusing for this weekend.

“If you are a state representative like I am, those come up every two years so those will be discussed,” said Rich. “And in the local races there are a couple of county commissioner races that are open this year too.”

Another major race the Republicans are caucusing for is for Colorado’s third congressional district. Incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton is facing a challenge from fellow Republican Lauren Boebert.

For the Mesa County Democrats, the race they’re most focused on is for U.S. Senate.

“We’re caucusing for the U.S. Senate,” said Maria Keenan, Mesa County Democrats Chair. “We have five candidates who are doing that.”

Those candidates include John Hickenlooper, Andrew Romanoff, Stephany Rose Spaulding, Erik Underwood, and Trish Zornio.

To learn more about Democratic caucusing and see caucus sites for Mesa County, visit the Mesa County Democrats website.

To learn more about Republican caucusing and see caucus sites for Mesa County, visit the Mesa County Republicans website.

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