The political fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration plan is playing out in Colorado, too, where Gov. John Hickenlooper called it “very controversial.”
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.
In the final days of Colorado’s hard-fought Senate race, the shadows of its last one have loomed even larger.
The Senate race in Colorado between Democrat incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner is the third most expensive Senate race in the country. And it all depends on voter turnout.
Leading Colorado Democrats are joining with Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in asking the Interior Department to finalize a proposed settlement over drilling on the Roan Plateau.
Colorado is shaping up as a key test of whether the Democrats’ edge in turning out votes can prevent a disastrous midterm election for the party.