Colorado’s highest court has explained its decision upholding new congressional district lines.
Newly drawn Colorado legislative districts are prompting some lawmakers to leave their seats or enter other contests next year.
The Colorado Supreme Court approved Democratic-drawn legislative districts Monday that force key Republican incumbents to face off next year if they want to be re-elected.
Drawing new legislative districts has become a finger-pointing mess between Republicans and Democrats.
Democrats scored a big victory Tuesday with the approval of preliminary Colorado legislative districts that would force Republican leadership to battle their own party members for re-election next year.
Colorado Republicans are furious over proposed Democratic-drawn districts that pit several incumbents against each other in 2012 races.
A bipartisan commission charged with redrawing Colorado Senate and House legislative districts is discussing new maps after the state Supreme Court rejected their proposals over concern that too many counties were split.
Colorado Republicans said Wednesday they’ll challenge a judge’s ruling on proposed congressional lines that give Democrats a chance to unseat two GOP incumbents, including one in a district always held by the party.
The Colorado Supreme Court rejected proposed state legislative districts aimed at making more races competitive on the basis that they were not “sufficiently attentive to county boundaries.”
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton says his sprawling district in south and western Colorado is a competitive seat that is unified by rural and agricultural and does not need to change drastically.