I mentioned this in dissing on the Tea Party earlier, but the Colorado Senate race was one of the most exciting ones for me, because I like Michael Bennet and despise Ken Buck. Bennet, the Democrat, won by a 47.5-47 margin. A Green Party candidate got 3% and I remember thinking on election night, please don't let us get Nadered on this one!
I'd encourage any Democrats looking for something to feel good about to take a look at the wikipedia pages on Bennet and Buck's past careers and views on issues. It's really good that the capable smart public servant beat the angry misogynist.
A friend who gets AP feeds on his smart phone called me from Churchill Downs excitedly: The Democrat won in Colorado!!! I was equally happy.
Isn't this the state where the non-profit special interest groups put $40 million into this race!?
I'm not sure about the exact numbers, but yeah, there was a gigantic amount of outside money coming in. I guess that's what you'd expect for a close race with two low-profile candidates who don't have a lot of money to bring in themselves.
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