According to The Colorado Observer, Colorado's 2nd Congressional District is competitive for the first time since 1998.
Republicans could end up with a scenario that hasn’t happened in years, a contested primary for the 2nd Congressional district. Previously seen as a safe seat for incumbent Congressman Jared Polis (D-Boulder), with the last close race not occurring since 1998, the contours of the district were altered significantly in redistricting, making it suddenly competitive. That has attracted a steady stream of challengers into the race, with the current count of GOP candidates at three.
In 2010, Congressman Polis comfortably rode to re-election, winning by almost 20 points. When a Denver district judge adopted the Democrats’ proposed redistricting map, which was later upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court, the district shifted to become what is now a 34% Democratic, 32% Republican and 33% Unaffiliated registration balance. Since redistricting was finalized in December, the district has seen a 2-point gain in Republican registration, providing further encouragement for the GOP challengers.