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The only thing that surprises me about Mike Johnston’s decision to leave the U.S. Senate race is that it happened so quickly. The pool is...
So what's democratic U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar going to do with the $400,000 he reportedly pocketed at his first fund raising event of the 2010 re-election campaign to add to the $1.8 million bucks already in the bank? Buy some voter love if a tepid new DailyKos/Research 2000 poll matchup against ex-Rep. Tom Tancredo and Jon Elway is any indicator. The survey shows Salazar up by double digits in both cases but still hovering dangerously close to the magic 50 percent of 'aye' votes for an incumbent.
Just as the turning point in the presidential race came in September when Wall Street wavered and John McCain looked equally unsteady, Bob Schaffer’s U.S. Senate campaign might have imploded later that same month in a debate with Mark Udall on “Meet the Press.”
As Democrats counted win after win this evening, Republicans at the Colorado GOP event in Littleton appeared exhausted as the results rolled in. Thousands of people roamed slowly around the Marriott Hotel and several lounged on chairs and couches in the hallway. A few engaged in philosophical discussion about the election results, while others asked their friends where to find more food or what they had in mind for tomorrow.
Two polls released Friday show Democrat Mark Udall with double-digit leads over Republican Bob Schaffer in the Colorado Senate race, but a third poll released Saturday night found Udall with a smaller edge, within the survey's margin of error.
Former six-term Republican congressman Scott McInnis Monday said his party would be en route to victory in the U.S. Senate race Nov. 4 if he hadn’t bowed out in March of last year for family reasons.
Democrat Mark Udall leads Republican Bob Schaffer 51 percent to 38 percent in the race for Colorado's open Senate seat, amassing winning margins among both sexes and all ages in a Rocky Mountain News-CBS4 poll released Sunday night. Udall trounces Schaffer among the state's unaffiliated voters — 62 percent to 20 percent — surpassing Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's 58 percent support among the group, according to the same news organizations' poll released late last week.
Former Congressman Bob Schaffer, the son of public school educators, has run for state or federal office almost continuously since 1989. Congressman Mark Udall, the son of a congressman, spent his 20s climbing the world’s highest peaks and working for Colorado Outward Bound before entering politics in 1996.