Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Colorado Dems Defy National Trend – 9KUSA

Nationally, Hillary Clinton tightened her grip on the Democratic nomination amidst low Super Tuesday turnout. In Colorado, Bernie Sanders won a 19-point victory in the same record turnout Barack Obama won by in 2008 – 120,000 caucus attendees.

Clinton had the endorsements and long experience in the state. Sanders had the Millennials and enthusiasm. He won in many places, but notched big wins in Larimer (last rally CSU), Boulder (rally at CU), Colorado Springs (rally CC), Denver (rally DU) and 20,000 supporters at the Convention Center.

Along with free college tuition, his position on decriminalization of marijuana is very popular with younger voters.

Colorado became one of Bernie’s four Super Tuesday states, along with his home of Vermont, the other caucus state of Minnesota and surprisingly Oklahoma. Sanders was disappointed, but at least close in Massachusetts.

9KUSA covered caucus night and had website coverage by Victoria Sanchez and Brandon Rittiman.
"It's work. You just don't walk in and vote for two minutes," said 9NEWS Political Analyst Floyd Ciruli.
Ciruli expects around 100,000 voters to show up to the contest that's big for Democrats but not for Republicans, who won't chose a statewide winner.
"The problem with that is that there's no excitement right now," he said.
See 9News story: Campaign volunteers gearing up for Super Tuesday

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