The Denver Post’s Dan Haley gives his take on upcoming Colorado races, for what it’s worth–you might lower your estimate before the end.
Senate: Jane Norton
Biggest asset: Full-time candidate. While Bennet’s in D.C., she can be campaigning in Durango, Denver or Dacono.
Pothole to avoid: She needs to win her primary by wooing Tea Partiers but without breaking out the tri-cornered hat and musket.
Overlooked strength: Likability. No one has a harsh word to say about Norton, which makes her difficult to attack.
Side note: Colorado has never elected a woman to statewide office, [Pols emphasis] meaning we’re a few decades overdue…
All we can say is former Attorney General Gale Norton, former Lt. Governor Gail Schoettler, current Lt. Governor Barbara O’Brien, Treasurer Cary Kennedy, not to mention former Lt. Governor Jane Norton (herself) will be most surprised to learn that Colorado has never elected a woman to statewide office. And didn’t Colorado elect a woman state treasurer back in the 1960s (see photo of stained-glass window in the state capitol above)?
We would offer the “must have been edited” benefit of the doubt…but who edits the editors?