Beautiful vistas and purple mountain majesty dominate Colorado’s landscape. And when it comes to politics and elections, purple is very appropos. The state is consistently a battleground state in presidential election (this year is no different), and the partisan flavor of Colorado’s governor and senators experiences frequent ebbs and flows.
Colorado, 2016 style, will feature a pivotal battle for its 9 EVs in the presidential contest. Republicans must carry the state in order to win the presidency. That makes it more critical for the red team since the Democratic nominee has plenty of paths to the White House that don’t go through Colorado. On the other hand, Democrat will find it very difficult to reclaim the majority in the Senate if they can’t win the Colorado senate election this year and hold onto Michael Bennet’s seat. In the House, just one of Colorado’s 7 congressional districts will feature a competitive race. Congressman Mike Coffman, who represents the 6th district, has drawn a tough opponent this year in a presidential cycle.
As the election heats up, Colorado will provide an exciting backdrop with at least three races garnering much attention from politicos and voters alike. Be sure to keep track of the races here at Election Projection. The links I’ve included in this post lead to helpful and informative pages covering the Colorado races you care about.