Colorado is a fertile ground for the growth of Democrats in the West. With the 2008 convention in Denver, we have a prime opportunity to gain another Senate seat, possibly another House seat and, with the way this year is turning out for Republicans already, a reason to believe we can fundamentally change the electoral alignment of that region.
A great piece of news in that battle just came through on the wires. The AP is reporting that Sen. Wayne Allard will not seek re-election. On the flip.
Colorado Republican Sen. Wayne Allard (news, bio, voting record) said Monday he will not run for re-election in 2008 but will honor a pledge he made in 1996 to serve only two terms.
"Today, I'm announcing that I will honor my term limits pledge to the people of Colorado," he said.
The decision sets up a wide-open race. Allard's seat was once considered safe for the GOP, but Colorado voters have shown a penchant lately for replacing Republicans with Democrats.
Democrats see the race as a chance to pick up another vote in Congress after wresting two House seats and a Senate seat from Republicans the past two years. Republicans hope to stanch a long series of losses, including both houses of the state Legislature and the governor's office.
Ok. Time to work. Who are the candidates?
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