Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Scanlan: “It’s going to be a tight year and tough to keep the House”

State Rep. Christine Scanlan, D-Dillon, a rising star on the Colorado political scene, says any talk of her becoming the next Speaker of the House is pointless if Democrats can’t hold onto their current 37-27 House majority in November.

“First is the majority, and it’s going to be a tight year regardless and tough to keep the House,” Scanlan said. “We’re worried about Democrats in general, and that’s the first priority… November is still pretty far away.”

Republicans need to try to hold onto their 27 seats and flip six Democratic seats to regain a majority in the 65-member House. One seat is held by Independent Kathleen Curry, who switched her affiliation from Democrat last year and faces a tough write-in campaign unless she’s successful in a pending lawsuit. Read More -

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