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In Blue Dog Battle, Progressives Are (Half) Right

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Blue Dogs are right about campaign strategy in some conservative districts -- but they greatly overstate their case. Granularity is usually lost in our political narrative, and the numbers suggest subtle, diverging politics.

Party Operatives Squabble Over When Ken Buck Would Take Over Michael Bennet's Seat If He Wins

WSJ | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

There seems to be a dispute brewing over when Colorado's new U.S. senator would take his seat, at least if Republican Ken Buck beats incumbent Sen. Mi...

The 2010 Campaign in Colorado: Practice

Mike Maday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Maday

According to the Denver Post direct voter contact made the difference in a Senate race where the margin was less than 1%. If Obama's re-election campaign can tap into these volunteers, it may again be the difference.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Steve Fenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

In a year where young voter turnout nationwide is on track to just barely meet that of the last midterm elections in 2006, Colorado may be the exception.

Did the Tea Party Blow It in Colorado?

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

The Colorado Senate race was one of a few that Republicans lost by a hair's breadth and raised questions about the Tea Party.

Gun Violence Victims Deserve "Do Something" Congress

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If there is one thing the new Congress and President Obama ought to agree on, it's that gun violence victims deserve their support, their leadership, and their determination.

Reid, Bennet, and Hickenlooper: A Western Story Worth Tellin'

Jill Hanauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

Not that long ago, it would have been almost unthinkable that the West would be the firewall for Democratic control of the Senate this election.

Wave of Voter Anger Leaves Damage, Opportunities

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It is often the least of these who have the most at stake in elections. Nov. 2, 2010, was a night of reckoning for advocates of working people, immigr...

Top 10 Reasons Why Ken Buck Lost

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

Ken Buck lost. So did Tom Tancredo, but that one is easy to understand. When you win, you can move forward with little introspection. When you lose by a close margin, you have to second guess everything.

DOWN GOES BUCK: Michael Bennet Wins Colorado Senate Race

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Sen. Michael Bennet narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck on Wednesday, allowing Democrats to hold onto a Senate seat once vi...

Latino Voters Act as Firewall, Save Democrats from Disaster

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

Without the massive turnout of Latinos who broke heavily for Democrats in key races, Tuesday's disaster would have been even more severe.

The Empire Strikes Back: Explaining the Republican Wave

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

What a difference two years make. In 2008, President Obama swept into office on a platform of hope and change. All across America, there was a groun...

Colorado Election Results: Michael Bennet Defeats Ken Buck In 2010 Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado. The victory for Bennet a...

Michael Bennet Defeats Ken Buck In Colorado Senate Race

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER — Sen. Michael Bennet narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck on Wednesday, allowing Democrats to hold onto a Senate seat once vi...

Three Good Things for Progressives to Take From the Midterm Election Results

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's been easy for the Republicans to spend the last two years demonizing and obstructing the president. Well now the GOP has a share of the power, and they can no longer just sit back and throw rocks.

Colorado Elections 2010: LIVE Updates On The State's Hottest Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WATCH:   UPDATE (11:23): DENVER (AP) -- Sen. Michael Bennet narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck on Wednesday, allowing Democrats...

CO-Sen: 50% Buck (R), 46% Bennet (D) (Fox/Pulse 10/30)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox/Pulse 10/30/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Fox release Colorado 2010 Senate 50% Buck (R), 46% Bennet (D) (cha...

Dems Accuse Ken Buck Of Ethical Misconduct

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's coming down to the wire in the race for Colorado's Senate seat, as the most recent polling analysis of the state's matchup shows Republican Ken B...

Ken Buck Leads Michael Bennet By One, Hickenlooper Up By Five In PPP Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

24 hours before election day, the Colorado Senate race is still locked in a dead heat, and John Hickenlooper is maintaining a slight lead over America...

CO-Sen: 49% Buck (R), 48% Bennet (D) (PPP 10/31)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PPP 10/30-31/10; 1059 likely voters, 3% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Colorado 2010 Senate 49% Buck (R), 48% Bennet (D) (chart...

CO-Sen: 49% Bennet (D), 48% Buck (R) (YouGov 10/25-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

YouGov 10/25-28/10; 855 likely voters Mode: Internet YouGov release Colorado 2010 Senate 49% Bennet (D), 48% Buck (R) (chart) Jump to comments...

CO-Sen: 49% Buck (R), 45% Bennet (D) (Marist 10/26-28)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Marist/McClatchy 10/26-28/10; 615 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Marist release Colorado 2010 Senate 49% Buck (R)...

Michael Bennet for the U.S. Senate

Kyle Daley | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Kyle Daley

Bennet understands that educating a student doesn't end when the last bell rings, but is a full time job that involves everyone in the community.

CO-Sen: 48% Buck (R), 44% Bennet (D) (Rasmussen 10/25)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/25/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Colorado 2010 Senate 48% Buck (R), 44% Bennet (D) ...

10 Candidate Connections That May Surprise You

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Don't know squat about many of this year's elections contenders? You may find yourself more familiar with some of their friends and family....