The Colorado, Washington State, and Alaska Senate races are undecided on Wednesday morning. They won't tip the balance of power in the Senate, but two are important to Democrats.
Colorado has played a key role in the narrative of the Obama administration and its political strategy. The Democrats' networked system of sharing campaign resources will be tested Tuesday on Election Day 2010.
Election 2010 has no shortage of nail-biters. According to The Cook Political Report, eight Senate races and – amazingly – 17 gubernatorial races remain toss-ups. While this list leaves off a few of those (the Senate races in Washington, Alaska, and Kentucky, for instance), here’s what’s going on in 10 of the closest statewide elections:
Eagle, Colorado, a town struggling to surmount recession, offers a window into why America seems so sullen heading into what could be a hinge moment in politics.
Polls show both establishment candidates in the Colorado Senate race – Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Jane Norton – trailing opponents ahead of Tuesday's primary.
Colorado Republican Ken Buck made a crack about Senate primary opponent Jane Norton's shoes at a campaign event this week. Analysts ask whether enough women voters will take offense to tip the balance of a close race.