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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

US Senate Race in Colorado Grows

Next year’s U.S. Senate race in Colorado is a lot more crowded this week, and incumbent Michael Bennet has some serious competition on hand. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Colorado voters finds Bennet trailing former Republican Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton 45% to 36%. Norton formally announced her candidacy on Tuesday. In that contest, seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, and 12% are undecided. Another newcomer, former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, is expected to announce his candidacy today (Wednesday), challenging Bennet for the Democratic Senate nomination next year. In a match-up with Norton, the highest profile Republican in the race so far, Romanoff is down by eight points – 42% to 34%. From Rasmussen Reports, Wednesday September 16, 2009

Editor’s note: At the recent Club 20 fall meetings in Grand Junction, the Democratic Governor (Bill Ritter) and appointed US Senator (Michael Bennet) were in attendence, along with a number of other elected and appointed officials. And many announced candidates for Governor, Congress and the US Senate were prowling the halls of the Club 20 meeting (and Friday BBQ) for support, including former Congressman Scott McInnis. Scott is facing a GOP primary with Colorado State Senator Josh Penry and newcomer Dan Maes

© 2009, Jasper Welch, Four Corners Media

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