The votes are still being counted in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, and Gov. John Hickenlooper has taken a very slight lead.
Republican Cory Gardner defeated Mark Udall on Tuesday, unseating the incumbent Democratic senator and helping the GOP reach its goal of capturing the U.S. Senate.
It’s clear that voters nationwide are scratching a six-year itch midway through President Barack Obama’s second term, and that’s played a massive role in the senate and governor races in Colorado.
The race for governor in Colorado is proving to be the nail-biter that polls and pundits predicted, as Gov. John Hickenlooper and challenger Bob Beauprez battled late into Tuesday night.
Colorado’s close Senate race not only could determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, but also whether Republicans can say they have a viable future in similar fast-growing swing states with moderate electorates.
Jefferson County could hold the key to the balance of political power, not only in Colorado, but in the nation’s capital.
The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: “Hey, everybody, what’s going on?”
Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican challenger Bob Beauprez have debated seven times in their too-close-to-call gubernatorial contest.
Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor’s office. The high school junior lives only a few blocks from GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner in Yuma, a small town on Colorado’s high plains.
Ballots are landing in mailboxes across Colorado as Democratic Sen Mark Udall makes his closing argument for re-election.