DENVER, Saturday, June 30 – The Phil Weiser for Attorney General campaign today announced Weiser has won the Democratic primary for Attorney General of Colorado. With 100 percent of counties reporting, Weiser received 50.43 percent of votes cast, to 49.57 percent cast for State Representative Joe Salazar of Thornton. He now goes on to face Republican George Brauchler in November.

In response to this victory, Weiser issued the following statement:

“I am humbled and honored by this win. I had a great call with Joe Salazar earlier today, and we are excited to work together to ensure Colorado has a Democratic Attorney General in 2018. Joe is a fierce advocate for social justice and a true fighter for those less fortunate, from the homeless to those treated unfairly by our criminal justice system. I am a far better candidate because of the experience running against him in this primary and share his commitment to listening to those who are not often heard.

“Coloradans care deeply about fairness and equal justice for all. Like Joe, I am excited by the record number of voters who participated in the primary and share his commitment to making sure every voice in Colorado is heard. Indeed, 590,000 Coloradans voted this week for a Democratic Attorney General, exceeding the number of votes cast for a Republican AG by more than 176,000. It is clear that Colorado is ready for a collaborative and innovative leader in the office of Attorney General at this time when our democracy is at stake.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to engage and educate people about this office and why they should care who represents them as Attorney General. This will be a difficult election — only two Democrats have won this office in Colorado in the past 70 years. But our supporters are energized and our campaign will work tirelessly to share our vision for how this office can improve the lives of all Coloradans.”

This victory is a testament to the Weiser campaign’s statewide, grassroots organizing achievements.  Since declaring his candidacy in May 2017, Weiser has visited all 64 Colorado counties, engaged over 1,000 active volunteers, and received financial support from almost 4,000 people. In April, Weiser won the State Assembly with 53 percent of votes cast.