Thursday, November 11, 2010

No surprise here - Colorado's CD-1 is the most Democratic district in the state

Congresswoman Diana DeGette proved again on Election Day that the 1st Congressional District is the most Democratic district in the state.

DeGette walloped Republican Mike Fallon, a 19-year emergency room physician, with 67.4 percent of the vote to his 28.8 percent. Her 38-point victory was the largest margin among the state’s seven congressional races.

“I intend to represent you as the dean of our delegation and to never give up and to never give in for the values that we care about,” said DeGette, a chief deputy majority whip, during her victory speech on Election Night.

Also on the losing side against DeGette were Green party candidate Gary Swing with 1.3 percent, Libertarian Clint Jones with 1.3 percent and American Constitution Party candidate Chris Styskal with 0.9 percent.

Fallon, who was placed “on the radar” in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program, wishes he had earned at least a few more points.

“Anything at 30 percent or better would be a good showing,” he said. “I had hoped that there’d be a little bit more of a (conservative voting) wave. I would have been ecstatic if we hit 33-34 percent but it’s a tough district.”   - More -

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