Colorado’s 2014 election returned the state to our accustomed shade of purple as Republicans are finally able to claim a major statewide race. But how will this new shade of purple affect Colorado over the next two years?
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.
Republicans have seized control of the Senate for the first time in eight years.
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.
They must feel like old friends by now to Colorado TV watchers: Cory Gardner and Mark Udall. But those old friends are mostly going away from your TV.
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.
It’s all about “get out the vote” and Republicans were winning on that front the night before Election Day. Historically they vote earlier and heavier in midterm elections, but this year the GOP has a 120,000 vote lead and is ahead in all but one of the swing counties.
A look at what to watch for in Tuesday’s midterm elections in Colorado.
In the final full day of the Colorado Senate campaign, both sides tried to rev up their base voters Monday as the election headed into its final hours.
Befitting its status as a national political bellwether, Colorado is home to at least three nationally watched political races that will be decided Tuesday.