(D) Mark Udall* (1-2)↑
Udall campaign marching right along as Gardner struggles to explain past positions.
(R) Cory Gardner* (2-1)↓
Gardner wrestling with finding new campaign strategy as it becomes clear Obamacare isn't enough.
(D) John Hickenlooper* (1-3)↑
Path to re-election still relatively clear as GOP chooses its nominee.
(R) Bob Beauprez* (3-1)↑
The last time Beauprez was the Republican nominee for Governor (2006), he lost by 17 points.
(D) Don Quick* (4-5)↑
Needs to raise name ID, but still looks to have advantage over Coffman.
(R) Cynthia Coffman* (6-5)↑
Fundraising needs take precedence now as Coffman wins GOP nomination.
(R) Walker Stapleton* (2-3)↑
Still the best GOP candidate at raising money, but will need to spend it wisely.
(D) Betsy Markey* (5-4)
Markey must figure out how to stay on radar of Democrats on a crowded ballot.
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(D) Joe Neguse* (4-7)
Solid campaign thus far, but how much is really in Neguse's control in down-ballot race?
(R) Wayne Williams* (6-5)↓
Really, really, really bad at fundraising. If he wins, it will be by virtue of just being on ballot at right time.
(D) Diana DeGette* (1-10)
DeGette isn't going to lose a General Election.
(D) Jared Polis* (1-10)
Polis will keep this seat as long as he likes.
CD-3 (WESTERN & SOUTHERN COLO.)
(R) Scott Tipton* (2-3)
Definitely Tipton's job to lose.
(D) Abel Tapia* (3-2)
Lower-profile race on a busy ballot — can Tapia capture attention?
CD-4 (NORTHEAST-ISH COLORADO)
(R) Ken Buck* (1-6)↑
Virtual lock to win General Election after surprisingly easy Primary victory.
(D) Vic Meyers* (11-2)
Hard to see how Meyers can possibly overtake Buck in November.
(R) Cory Gardner (OFF)
Running for U.S. Senate instead of re-election.
CD-5 (COLORADO SPRINGS)
(R) Doug Lamborn* (4-7)↑
Survives another Primary challenge and now looks to re-fill campaign coffers.
(D) Irv Halter* (11-10)↑
Halter has legitimate chance here, particularly with Bentley Rayburn forcing Lamborn to spend resources in June.
(D) Andrew Romanoff* (5-6)↑
Seems clear that money won't be deciding factor here — both candidates will get plenty of TV time.
(R) Mike Coffman* (6-5)↓
Coffman has struggled to find footing thus far.
CD-7 (JEFFERSON COUNTY)
(D) Ed Perlmutter* (1-5)↑
Perlmutter has absolutely crushed everyone who has challenged him. No reason to think 2014 will be any different.
(R) Don Ytterberg* (9-1)↓
Will make half-hearted effort en route to double-digit loss in November.
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