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  •  I mapped it myself just now (2+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, MichaelNY

    It's 57-41.3% Obama and 51.5-4.5% Avg D (2006-2010, I think).

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    by KingofSpades on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:18:58 PM PDT

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    •  Oh yeah? (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      Huh. I thought he was in a much tougher seat than that. That 57-41 Obama is for 2012 or 2008?

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      by David Nir on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:22:39 PM PDT

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    •  It's an easy mistake to make (3+ / 0-)
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      KingofSpades, pademocrat, MichaelNY

      Colorado Springs County IS red. But it's also really populous. One might not realize immediately that there is an urban core with a rapidly growing minority population and a more liberal white population than the rest of the county, and that Morse is also very popular there.

      It's an area trending more Democratic for quite some time, and I expect Democrats to have a good shot at holding it as an open seat in 2014; they should be favored.

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      by ArkDem14 on Tue May 21, 2013 at 12:23:30 PM PDT

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    •  That sounds about right (4+ / 0-)

      Morse's district is very, very blue.  Basically all the minorities in Colorado Springs (many of the precincts are in fact majority-minority), as well as the urban liberals, UC Colorado Springs, and even the mini-Boulder that is Manitou Springs.

      They don't have a chance of beating him, even if they manage to force a recall.

      The thing about Colorado, with their strict term limits, is that both sides don't really have a bunch of long-term incumbents holding down areas trending the other way.  Generally speaking, almost every district has voted their partisan preference.

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