After half a decade of ascendance, the Colorado Democratic Party was brought to earth by a national storm of anger at Washington D.C. Colorado voters put Republicans in charge of a host of congressional, statewide constitutional offices and legislative seats. But, they affirmed their ticket-splitting independence and that character, positions on the issues and campaigns matter by electing Democrats to the state’s two top offices.
Read the story of the 2010 campaign in two post-election Denver Post analyses:
Moving on to Colorado’s general election, Denver Post Perspective, August, 12, 2010
Colorado back to its true Colorado, Denver Post Perspective, November 7, 2010