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In Congressional District 5, the election was so close that it wasn’t until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Bentley Rayburn finally called to congratulate incumbent Rep. Doug Lamborn.
You can run either as the establishment's electable candidate or as the plain-speaking red-meat dishing conservative. But you can't run as both.
It is rare that this many politicians agree on anything, but in Colorado most seem to agree that it is wiser not to comment on Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Denver.
Experts say Colorado could be the state that tips the 2012 presidential election. "It will be hard to win a close election without winning Colorado," said Colorado College political science professor Bob Loevy.
As if to prove Colorado College political science professor Bob Loevy is correct when he says the current presidential nominating process gives too much power to fringe groups in small states, Rick Perry is riding a strong anti-science sentiment to the lead in Iowa polling. He also leads Republican contenders in Colorado.
To be successful as the governor of Texas, it doesn't hurt to be a friend to the Latino community. To become the Republican presidential nominee, however, it may hurt a great deal.
Redistricting happens every 10 years. It's the law. It's never pretty and it is seldom fair, but it always gets done. Last time, it took years and years before the U.S. Supreme Court finally said enough is enough. Will Colorado go down that road again this year? No one knows. Democrats and Republicans will either compromise or they can carry their briefcases from the Capitol to the Court House. It is up to them.
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