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Tuesday's Primaries: 5 Races To Watch In Colorado, Utah And Oklahoma

Added 06-30-20 05:07:02am EST - “The Colorado U.S. Senate Democratic primary is Tuesday's marquee contest. Also notable: Former Gov. Jon Huntsman is looking to make a comeback in Utah.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Tuesday's Primaries: 5 Races To Watch In Colorado, Utah And Oklahoma”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Then-Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper speaks at an Iowa forum in 2019. Now the former Colorado governor is running for U.S. Senate — and locked in a battle for the Democratic primary. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

Then-Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper speaks at an Iowa forum in 2019. Now the former Colorado governor is running for U.S. Senate — and locked in a battle for the Democratic primary.

A progressive shift underway in Colorado Democratic politics is spotlighted Tuesday in the primary for a U.S. Senate race that will likely help decide control of the chamber.

The contest between former Gov. John Hickenlooper and former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is the marquee race on Tuesday, but other themes are at play elsewhere, as voters also head to the polls in Utah and Oklahoma:

Colorado's shift left in the past several elections has given Democrats hope of taking over this seat from incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. It's one of the most critical states to Democrats' hopes of regaining control of the Senate.

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