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ELECTION 2018 | Scenes of celebration and sadness on election night across Colorado

Author: Colorado Politics staff and wire reports - November 7, 2018 - Updated: November 7, 2018

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Once again, Coloradans went to the polls and chose winners and losers. And on Tuesday night, we watched the drama unfold. Here’s a look at election night  across the state.

Those at the watch party for Colorado Democrats erupt when the race is called for Jared Polis at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver before the polls close. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
After conceding the race for Colorado governor to Democrat Jared Polis, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton addresses the Colorado GOP’s watch party, flanked by his wife Jenna Stapleton, left, son Craig, right, and daughters Colette and Olivia (not pictured), at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree. (Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics)
Vita Brown of Aurora, Colo., smiles as she celebrates with supporters of Jason Crow, Democratic candidate for U.S. House seat in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, during an election night watch party in Greenwood Village, Colo. Crow defeated Republican incumbent Mike Coffman for the seat. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Republican Colorado attorney general candidate George Brauchler speaks to supporters during an election night party in Lone Tree, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Newly elected Democratic Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold addresses the watch party for Colorado Democrats at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
A Republican supporter reacts to unfavorable early returns during an election night party in Lone Tree, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Summit County Sheriff Jamie FitzSimmons interacts with family while watching the results at the HighSide Brewery in Frisco, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)
Denver resident Jonathan Leddy waves an American flag while wearing a mask depicting President Donald Trump during the Colorado GOP watch party at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree. (Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics)
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., 6th District, delivers his concession speech during an election night party in Lone Tree, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Colorado Senate winners celebrate as state Sen. Leroy Garcia addresses the crowd at the watch party for Colorado Democrats at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Attendees of the Colorado GOP watch party listen to GOP gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton as he speaks at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree after conceding the governor’s race to Democrat Jared Polis. (Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics)
Kit Roupe thanks those who showed up as El Paso County Republicans gather to watch the results of the election night at the Colorado Springs Country Club on Tuesday November 6, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 5th congressional district Doug Lamborn answers media questions as he makes his way to the El Paso County Republican watch party during election night at the Colorado Springs Country Club on Tuesday November 6, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Colorado House District 57 representative Bob Rankin tracks the numbers at the Republican watch party at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)
David Bentley, left, Carolyn Fields, center, and Frieda Wallison count and batch ballots at the Pitkin County Administration building in Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
Stephanie Rose Paulding hugs friend Lateefah Roberts after Doug Lamborn was announced the winner of the U.S. Representative for the 5th District at the El Paso Democratic Watch Party in the Gold Room in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner/The Gazette)
Steve Rogge of Highlands Ranch watches election returns on a screen during the Colorado GOP watch party at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree.
Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics
Mark Barrington speaks after conceding the Colorado 7th Congressional District race to Democrat Ed Perlmutter as he speaks at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree. Photo by Andy Colwell for Colorado Politics
Mark Waller, left, gives incumbent Bill Elder a high-five after he looked to have a lead for the sherif’s race as El Paso County Republicans gather to watch the results of the election night at the Colorado Springs Country Club on Tuesday November 6, 2018 in Colorado Springs. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette)
Brian Watson, Republican candidate for Colorado Treasurer, delivers his concession speech during an election night party in Lone Tree, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Colorado House of Rep. District 61 winner Julie McCluskie, a Democrat, reacts following the results at the HighSide Brewery Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Frisco, Colo. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP)
Jason Crow, Democratic candidate for U.S. House seat in Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District, right, hugs his wife, Deserai as he takes the stage to address supporters Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, during an election night watch party in Greenwood Village, Colo. Jason Crow defeated Republican incumbent Mike Coffman for the seat. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Governor elect Jared Polis hugs his Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera elect while his acceptance speech at the watch party for Colorado Democrats at the Westin Hotel in downtown Denver before the polls close. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Republican supporter and Army veteran Jane Henninger salutes while a band plays the National Anthem during an election night party in Lone Tree, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Colorado Politics staff and wire reports

Colorado Politics staff and wire reports