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Colorado’s Polis becomes first openly gay person elected governor

Rep. Jared Polis (D) has won Colorado’s gubernatorial race, the Associated Press projected, making him the first openly gay person elected governor in the country.

Polls had shown Polis, a five-term congressman, with a consistent lead over Republican Walker Stapleton in the race to succeed term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper (D).

Midterm election updates: Reaction and results

Democrats took the House, Republicans held the Senate, and key races around the country were still too close to call.

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