Colorado's first June primary election has been taking the backseat to fire news with candidates hesitant to campaign while homes are being evacuated.

In the Republican primary to unseat Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, in U.S. House District 2, candidates Kevin Lundberg and Eric Weissman have said they aren't campaigning as aggressively out of respect for fire victims.

"We haven't tried to complicate that at all with campaigning," Lundberg said. "I just give them a hug and a word of encouragement and tell them it's not the time to be worrying about who's going to win in a primary."

Due to a half-dozen wildfires, county clerks are being forced to activate emergency procedures for fire evacuees to be able to vote.

There are 29 primary races across the state featuring opponents from the same party vying for the same seat. Winners then make it onto the November ballot.

Colorado just has one statewide race for the at-large University of Colorado regent.

PHOTOS: Scroll through to see some of Colorado's more notable primary battles.

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  • Doug Lamborn, U.S. Congress

    <a href="http://lamborn.house.gov/" target="_hplink">Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs</a>, is the only sitting member of Congress facing a primary challenge. <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150960486522287&set=a.10150960486347287.441450.45059452286&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>.</em>

  • Robert Blaha, U.S. Congress

    <a href="http://robertforcongress.com/" target="_hplink">Blaha, a Colorado Springs businessman,</a> is challenging Lamborn for U.S. Congress.

  • Randy Baumgardner, State Senate District 8

    <a href="http://www.randybaumgardner.com/id2.html" target="_hplink">Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs</a>, was drawn out of his state Representative seat and is challenging Jean White for a state Senate seat.<br> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/state-rep-randy-baumgardn_n_1607944.html" target="_hplink">Baumgardner's campaign has been marred</a> by reports that he has been housing a man who failed to register as a sex offender.<br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=170710066286010&set=a.150891198267897.28983.100000410547391&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Jean White, State Senate District 8

    White, R-Hayden, is the sitting state Senator from District 8 who is facing a challenge from drawn-out state Rep. Randy Baumgardner. <br> White has publicly voiced her dissatisfaction with Baumgardner's decision to run against her to the Craig Daily Press, <a href="http://www.craigdailypress.com/news/2011/dec/21/jean-white-seek-full-term-senate-district-8/" target="_hplink">saying that Baumgardner gave her his word</a> he would not run a primary challenge.<br> "He looked me in the eye and told me he wasn't going to run a primary against me."<br> Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=107047649398902&set=a.107047646065569.8970.100002810033496&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>.

  • Amy Stephens, State House District 19

    <a href="http://stephensforcolorado.com/" target="_hplink">House Majority Leader Rep. Amy Stephes</a>, R-Monument, the sponsor of Colorado Health Care Exchange bill dubbed "Amycare" was redrawn into HD-19 and faces another incumbent Rep. Marsha Looper. <br> <em>Image via <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Stephens" target="_hplink">Wikipedia</a>.</em>

  • Marsha Looper, State House District 19

    <a href="http://www.electmarsha.org/" target="_hplink">Looper, R-Calhan</a> has linked Stephens to "Obamacare" for sponsoring and passing SB11-200, a <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/legislature/ci_19745662" target="_hplink">Colorado healthcare exchange dubbed "Amycare"</a> by the Tea Party. Looper then also signed on as co-sponsor to a bill designed to repeal the bill and has received some heat for what Stephen's called "political posturing."<br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=392068124136668&set=t.1268389259&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>.</em>

  • Kevin Lundberg, U.S. House District 2

    <a href="http://lundberg2012.com/?page_id=16" target="_hplink">Lundberg, R-Berthoud, is running</a> against Eric Weissman for the seat in House District 2, currently held by U.S. Representative Jared Polis, D-Boulder.<br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3727177271349&set=a.3727162070969.146467.1633452631&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Eric Weissman, U.S. House District 2

    <a href="http://ericweissmann.com/" target="_hplink">Weissman, R-Boulder</a>, an internet entrepreneur with no political experience is challenging Lundberg for the November run against Rep. Polis. <br> Nonetheless, Weissman has drummed up at least 20 political endorsements from former Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier, former Lt. Governor Jane Norton, former Boulder Mayor Bob Greenlee and more.<br> Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150800935025964&set=a.420570060963.202404.515395963&type=1&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>.

  • Matt Arnold, CU Regent At Large

    <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20852337/cu-regent-hopeful-matt-arnold-alters-tactics-after" target="_hplink">Arnold, R-Denver, has put the race for CU Regent in the headlines</a> amid revelations that he does not have a master's degree from John Hopkins University as he claimed, posting the home addresses of his opponent Brian Davidson and three of Davidson's supporters on his campaign site and for falsely implying that he was being endorsed by Arapahoe Republicans in a e-mailer. <br> About the controversy surrounding his claims to a master's degree, <a href="http://www.coloradostatesman.com/content/993563-gop-regent?s-race-goes-rogue" target="_hplink">Arnold called it "academic BS that no one cares about."</a><br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=122383134534536&set=a.122374601202056.18783.122372661202250&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>. </em>