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Americans voted to reelect President Barack Obama tonight, giving him four more years to work to expand the economy and drive down stubborn unemployment numbers. Throughout the long campaign, voters told pollsters they favored his steady demeanor and, in the end, embraced his vision of a government that sought to prioritize middle class opportunity, in part through a federal tax policy that asks the top earners in the country to pay the same rates they paid in the Clinton years, when the U.S. economy boomed.
DENVER — Gov. Bill Ritter confirmed an hour ago that he will not seek reelection this year. Addressing reports that stretched across the national political mediasphere last night and this morning, the governor told the crowd packed into the west lobby of the Capitol that he was seeking to re-establish the balance between his professional and personal lives. "I have worked in public service for most of 30 years," he said. "I've had to balance the various aspects of my life... but it has been my family who has sacrificed the most. I haven't found a proper balance."
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry will not seek reelection to his seat in 2010. It's a baffling...