By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN
While they’re all billed as victory parties in advance, half of them will turn out to be something else. On Tuesday night, candidates facing primaries will gather supporters, well-wishers and assorted politicos to watch election returns and — each candidate hopes — launch the general election campaign.
Below is a directory to the primary night festivities planned by press time. Candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot. The polls close at 7 p.m. — unless otherwise noted, that’s when the parties will be starting, though a few kick off earlier.
Governor — Republicans
Dan Maes and supporters will be at LoDo’s Bar And Grill, 1946 Market St., in Denver, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Scott McInnis and supporters will be at the Stampede Mesquite Grill & Dance Emporium, 2430 S. Havana St., in Aurora.
Governor — Democrats
John Hickenlooper, running mate Joe Garcia and supporters will be at The Pueblo Union Depot, 132 West B St., in Pueblo.
Senate — Democrats
Andrew Romanoff and supporters will be at City Hall Amphitheatre, 1144 Broadway, in Denver, starting at 6 p.m.
Michael Bennet and supporters will be at Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave., in Denver, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Senate — Republicans
Ken Buck and supporters will be at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in the Pinyon Pine Room, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, in Loveland, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Jane Norton and supporters will be at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows, 10345 Park Meadows Drive (Interstate 25 and Lincoln Avenue), in Littleton.
State treasurer — Republicans
J.J. Ament and supporters will be at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, 2154 E. Commons Ave. in the Streets at Southglenn, in Centennial.
Walker Stapleton — information unavailable at press time
2nd Congressional District — Republicans
Stephen Bailey and supporters will be at Harpo’s Sports Grill, 2860 Arapahoe Ave., in Boulder.
Bob Brancato and supporters will be at a private home at 534 Hart St. in Firestone.
3rd Congressional District — Republicans
Scott Tipton and supporters will be at a private home at 126 Hillcrest Ave., in Grand Junction.
Bob McConnell and supporters will be at the Castle Investment Building, 830 N. Main St., in Pueblo.
7th Congressional District — Republicans
Ryan Frazier and supporters will be at Alamos Verdes, 5304 Vance St., in Arvada.
Lang Sias and supporters will be at campaign headquarters, 5790 Yukon St., in Arvada.
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