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  •  So incredible to see (1+ / 0-)
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    TheOtherJimM

    Very optimistic about the next session.  I assume civil unions will come up again, and should be a winner.  Overall, just glad that Colorado is painted blue again.

    A shame about the congressional races though.  CO-03 was always going to be tough, but I'm surprised Coffman outran the GOP so much in CO-06.  Maybe we just need an Aurora-based candidate next time.

    Part of me wishes they'd just redraw the congressional map though.  I don't know if there's any specific constitutional prohibitions against it in Colorado.

    •  There are... (2+ / 0-)
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      Skaje, Belle Ame

      Because Republicans tried the same thing when they took over the trifecta in 2002, the courts threw it out since our constitution says only once every 10 years!

    •  The thing about it is the maps are pretty good. (1+ / 0-)
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      Belle Ame

      I just don't think Miklosi ran a good campaign.  I wanted him to win, but he just never seemed to do what he needed to.  He didn't build his name rec up because he was too busy attacking Coffman (rightfully).  

      The district needs a better candidate to win that seat.  But it IS winnable.

      If you listen to fools, the Mob Rules

      by CO Democrat on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 01:34:23 PM PST

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    •  Joe Miklosi was from Aurora. Coffman (1+ / 0-)
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      Belle Ame

      had enough redness left in his district and he ran a good introduction ad that portrayed him as a solid citizen from Aurora, veteran who went above the call of duty to serve multiple tours and this ran for a long time before Joe got his advertising running.  

      That said, the most devastating ad I saw the whole cycle at any level was the one by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee about "Who is Joe Miklosi to make life and death decisions about stem cell research?"  I imagine the ad was redone for various districts, but it made my wife volunteer that she would vote against Coffman if we were still in his district.  I went out and knocked on doors for him, but unfortunately he lost by an unchallengeable margin.

      The ad wars between the candidates were very fierce, but I think Joe lost because Coffman was out there first and he was the incumbent.

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