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Post election analysis: Colorado Republicans looking at what went wrong in 2018

Posted: 6:20 PM, Nov 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-07 20:52:30-05

Colorado Democrats dominated wins for statewide offices in the 2018 election. “Things were tough,” said Wayne Williams the Republican incumbent for Secretary of State.

With little to celebrate the GOP is talking about what is ahead for the party. Some Republicans say their message was lost in all the emotion and contention over President Trump. Others in the part refer to the amount of money spent by some prevailing candidates.

The Colorado Republican Party, Chairman, Jeff Hays is more cautious, saying party leaders will be taking an analytical approach in the weeks and months ahead. “I think the risk when the emotions are this high and disappointments this high, is that you can draw the wrong conclusions, make the wrong decisions going forward and there’s not much time before the next election.”

Hays says, what happens now is talking to Republican leaders in counties, candidates, and their campaign staff to try and piece together a strategy for future elections. The plan is to decipher between excuses and real reasons for the losses.