Democrat Jared Polis wins reelection as Colorado governor

Election 2022 Colorado Governor
Incumbent Democratic Gov. Jared Polis speaks during an election watch party Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in downtown Denver. David Zalubowski/AP

Democrat Jared Polis wins reelection as Colorado governor

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Democrat Jared Polis defeated conservative Republican Heidi Ganahl, winning a second term as Colorado’s governor.

With two-thirds of the vote counted, Polis had 58.6% of the vote, compared to Ganahl’s 39.5%, according to NBC News.

A recent poll found that 55% of Coloradans approved of the governor, according to Mountainresearch.org, a positive sign for the incumbent going into the election.

Polis’s victory Tuesday further contributes to speculation that he may throw his hat into the 2024 presidential race, though he has dismissed such speculations, according to Axios.

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Polis thanked Coloradans in his victory speech, telling them that he believes “Colorado’s best days are still ahead.”

Polis signed into law a bill in April that allowed abortions without any restrictions, the Hill reported. Ganahl ran mostly as a conservative, not hiding her support for former President Donald Trump and casting doubt on the 2020 election, but attempted to temper her message by declining to show support for an abortion ban with exceptions, saying any such bill would be put to vote by state residents, according to CPR News.

The race had its share of personal bickering, as seen in an October debate when Ganahl hurled insults at her opponent after he called her a conspiracy theorist.

“Jared, you know I’m a mom. I know what a spoiled brat acts like, and you are a spoiled brat when it comes to people having issues in Colorado that want to talk to you about them on the ground, whether they’re farmers or ranchers or moms or dads,” she said.

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Polis spent approximately $13 million of his own personal money on his race, far less than what he paid for his first electoral win, according to Axios.

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