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Independent state lawmaker Kathleen Curry, a rare write-in incumbent, is still hopeful she won’t have to give up her seat in the state House...
Republican Luke Korkowski has conceded Colorado's closely watched state House District 61 race ... but the question is, to whom? Unofficial tallies put Democrat Roger Wilson of Missouri Heights out in front with 9,495 votes, followed by independent, incumbent write-in Kathleen Curry with 9,003 and Korkowski with 8,892.
The political ramifications of Gov. Bill Ritter’s “New Energy Economy” are likely to energize at least one state House race on the Western Slope, where coal mining and natural gas production are now at odds over the governor’s Clean Air Clean Jobs Act. In the south, sprawling House District 61 includes heavy coal mining along the North Fork of the Gunnison River, and in the north the district includes the eastern reaches of Garfield County’s mega gas patch.
Kathleen Curry, a three-term state representative from Gunnison, hopes to spark an independent revolution on Colorado’s Western Slope with her write-in candidacy for House District 61 in November.
Raising ire among state conservative bloggers, the National Republican Senatorial Committee appears to have already chosen a favorite in the race to challenge U.S....