Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Puts Ritter on Watch List

Veteran political observer and columnist Lou Jacobson identifies Gov. Bill Ritter as one of eight Democratic governors that could be in for a difficult re-election (see Jacobson’s column).

Jacobson, who authors the “Out There” column on, places Gov. Ritter in Colorado and Gov. Bill Richardson in New Mexico as two western Democrats who could be in trouble if Republicans can find effective candidates. Richardson is embroiled in a federal probe of lobby irregularities that cost him his appointment as Commerce Secretary.

The open Wyoming governor election is Jacobson’s most vulnerable seat Democrats currently hold.

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