Posted on January 30th, 2010 in clean government, Colorado Politics, liberty, PPC | 1 Comment »
About 7 weeks ago I first laid the groundwork for the coming 2010 elections for the Colorado state house. Democrats hold a 37-27-1 edge (though essentially 38-27, since newly unaffiliated Rep. Kathleen Curry still sides more with the majority Democrats), which means Republicans need to switch six seats to capture control of the chamber. I have weighed each race according to the voter registration makeup, whether it’s an incumbent or open seat, reported fundraising and cash on hand as of the end of 2009, and other intangible candidate strengths.
Below I have ranked the races according to the likelihood that the seat will switch party control come November. With the caveat that a lot can change in the next few months based on new fundraising, caucus support and important announcements, here are what I currently see as the dozen most competitive 2010 Colorado state house races: (more…)