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Colorado Sun: Elisabeth Epps, Tim Hernández unseated as Democratic legislative primary results are a mixed bag for progressives

Moderate Democrats allied with Gov. Jared Polis won a number of Colorado state legislative primaries Tuesday night, the culmination of a hotly contested election season that pitted progressives against moderates as the future of state policy hung in the balance.

In one of the most closely watched races, attorney Sean Camacho defeated incumbent state Rep. Elisabeth Epps, a progressive Democrat from Denver whose tumultuous term in office was frequently marked by public squabbles with her colleagues.

The race presented an especially stark choice for voters. Hernández, a former Denver Public Schools teacher backed by the Democratic Socialists of America, is one of the most liberal lawmakers at the state Capitol, while Espenoza is a moderate Democrat backed by business groups, including the Colorado Chamber of Commerce.

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