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  •  We don't have a republican legislature (3+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, LordMike, betelgeux

    And the two recall seats stand a better than average chance of returning Democratic in the next election. Statewide those laws were supported by over 70% of the people.

    •  Colorado has gone back and forth (5+ / 0-)

      between Republican legislators - in the state Senate and House, as well as Gov and Senators. Right now, there are more Republican Congressman than Democrats. Don't take anything for granted here. Imposing gun control is a proven loser, not speculative.

      "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

      by shmuelman on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 12:20:00 PM PST

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      •  Don't agree with you at all (2+ / 0-)
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        itskevin, LordMike

        Yes, Colorado has gone back and forth - from time to time. As for congressional seats, there will be one less when coffman is defeated next year. And you are wrong. The laws that were passed were supported by a statewide majority of 70%.

        •  that 70% is laughable. Tell it to Hickenlooper or (4+ / 0-)
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          ER Doc, Kasoru, FrankRose, Tom Seaview

          even more worrisome Mark Udall.

          “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

          by ban nock on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 04:10:21 PM PST

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          •  They both will get re-elected handily - (1+ / 0-)
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            coquiero

            can you prove otherwise? The republicans have no one sane to run. In 2010, in the gop landslide Bennet won over Buck and Hickenlooper beat the gop bagger candidate. Plus Udall and Hick are popular in Colorado. You think Coffman isn't worried about Romanoff?

            •  Re-elected handily? You know the future? (1+ / 0-)
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              Tom Seaview

              This is total, idle speculation, nothing more. Though I think Udall is safe, Hickenlooper is not especially popular.  You are counting on the fact that they will face weak Republican opposition. Coloradans voted for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage, they voted for TABOR which is still crippling the state. There is a very conservative streak here. And you don't know other less probable scenarios, like a candidate gets sick and can't run. And worrying about and being defeated are two vastly different things. I don't understand how you can make comments about the future as a foregone conclusion. It can't be done.

              "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

              by shmuelman on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 10:04:45 AM PST

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