The political fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration plan is playing out in Colorado, too, where Gov. John Hickenlooper called it “very controversial.”
Tuesday’s vote on the Keystone XL pipeline typified everything that is wrong with how we approach oil energy production in the U.S., and the fight may very quickly be fought much closer to home.
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.
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.
What will change in Colorado once the ballots are counted and the victors are named on Tuesday night?
Jefferson County could hold the key to the balance of political power, not only in Colorado, but in the nation’s capital.
Former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday reminded Colorado Democrats of the symbolic weight of this year’s elections, saying “everybody looks at you as the state of the future” and urging voters to stick with two embattled Democratic incumbents.
Democrats and Republicans battling in close contests for the governor’s office and U.S. Senate in Colorado are wading into new territory with the advent of Election-Day voter registration and ballots being mailed to every registered elector.
Colorado’s Senate candidates struggled to pin the other down on energy policy and reproductive rights Wednesday in their fifth and final debate.