10/19/2012 07:09 pm ET Updated Dec 19, 2012

Aurora Shooting Case Being Exploited For Political Gain?

This week's cover story, "Lethal Election," reports on one of the most keenly fought local contests in Colorado this fall, the race for district attorney in the state's largest judicial district. Since Carol Chambers is term-limited, the winner in the 18th District (which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties) will be the first outsider to take over that office in decades -- and will have to decide whether to pursue the death penalty for suspect James Holmes in the Aurora theater shootings.

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