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Colorado Democrats hope to build on 2018 successes this Election Day

John Frank
The Colorado Sun

In the final days of the 2020 campaign, Lisa Cutter is not taking anything for granted.

The state representative is the first Democrat to win her western Jefferson County district, part of a Democratic wave in 2018 that gave the party control of state government and the lawmaking process. 

Cutter feels the pressure to win again. Even as other Democrats shun in-person campaigning, Cutter’s team went door-to-door to talk to voters on Saturday. “I don’t think I have this in the bag by any means,” she said. “I can’t. You have to keep working to earn it.”

Democrats are poised for big wins in Colorado at the top of the ticket in the presidential and U.S. Senate contests. The question is how high the blue wave will crest — and whether it will once again help carry Cutter and other down-ballot candidates to victory.

The backlash against President Donald Trump and the state’s shifting demographics give Democrats hope for a repeat performance. But the challenge is two-fold this year: hold the ground the party won in 2018 and make more gains in traditionally conservative territories.

This story is being published partially online and in full in select print editions through an agreement with the Colorado Sun. Read the full story online at coloradosun.com.