Third Congressional race is front, center in historic primary election |

Third Congressional race is front, center in historic primary election

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Voter Service and Polling Center at Routt County Courthouse: 522 Lincoln Ave.

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Election Day, June 26, 2018

Additional Ballot Drop-off locations, only during normal business hours (which may vary):

• Clark Store: 54175 Routt County Road 129, Clark

Hayden Town Hall: 178 W Jefferson Ave., Hayden

Oak Creek Town Hall: 129 Nancy Crawford Blvd., Oak Creek

Yampa Town Hall: 56 Lincoln St., Yampa

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Pilot & Today will be closely watching, primary election day June 26 as the three-way Democratic primary race in the Third Congressional District among former State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs, Arn Menconi of Eagle County and Karl Hanlon of Carbondale takes place. All three are bidding to challenge incumbent Congressman Scott Tipton-R Cortez.

This primary is historic in that unaffiliated voters, for the first time, are able to cast a ballot for candidates in whichever party they choose — but not more than one.

Find more information at the Routt County Clerk’s election center.

With current Gov. John Hickenlooper unable to seek another term, the gubernatorial primaries for Republicans and Democrats will be among the most dramatic races of the night.

The Republican hopefuls include: State Treasurer Walker Stapleton; former mayor of Parker, Greg Lopez; businessman Doug Robinson; and former state legislator and businessman Victor Mitchell.

The Democratic primary slate includes former state treasurer, deputy mayor and chief financial officer of Denver, Cary Kennedy; Congressman Jared Polis of Boulder; Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne; and former state senator Mike Johnston.

Republican Lane Iacovetto is running unopposed as a candidate to become Routt County’s new treasurer; Republican incumbent Brita Horn is not seeking a new term, and there are no Democratic challengers in sight in the Democratic primary.

To reach Tom Ross, call 970-871-4205, email or follow him on Twitter @ThomasSRoss1.

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