If 2006 Good for Dems, 2008 May Be Better
The 2008 election year may be a very good year for Colorado Democratic Party and its candidates. In a recent US News and World Report article, Democratic National Committee chairman, Howard Dean said that the DNC will target Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada as a unit in the 2008 presidential race. With a combined total of 29 electoral votes, those four states would make it unnecessary for the Democrats to win Florida, with 27 electoral votes, according to Dean.When a state is targeted, as Colorado Democrats were for a time in the John Kerry 2004 race, many more political resources come into play and even trickle down to a local level. In 2008, Colorado will have seven Congressional races and a US Senate contest. Because of term limits, there will be many important state representative and senate races in open seat districts.
With a new census count in 2010 and a probable redrawing of state and congressional district lines by the 2012 elections, the legislative winners in the 2008 elections could determine who has the political dominance going into the next decade.
Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.
Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]Read More
The Home Front: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’
“Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top […]Read More