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CD-1 in play? - Fallon named "Young Gun" candidate.

9:34 AM ET, 09/21/2010
There are more active registered Republicans in Colorado than Democrats, yet 5 of the 7 house members are Democrats.  This is shaping up to be a rather volatile political year.  Think it can't swing to 6 of the 7 being Republican? The National Republican Congressional Committee thinks it can. Yesterday, they named Dr. Fallon a "Young Gun" candidate. The district and candidate they have selected should cause Colorado Dems concern.

The safest Dem seat by voter registration is CD-1.  The Dems have over 50% of the registered voters.  The Republicans have about 20%. The Dems have a 14 year incumbent, Diana DeGette, who received 72% of the vote in 2008.  The Republicans have selected a political newcomer, Dr. Mike Fallon, to run against her.  Curious place to pick a fight if you are a Republican, right?  Maybe not.
For all her tenure in office, DeGette show cash on hand in July of only $110K to Fallon's $15K.  There does not appear to be any public polling available and the national pollsters have the seat as solid Dem with Nate Silver giving DeGette a 100% chance of getting reelected, but what do we really know about the race?  We know the Republicans think Fallon has a chance.

In announcing Fallon's status the NRCC head noted:

"With Americans desperate for change, these 23 candidates are determined to reign in reckless spending, cut taxes and return the economy back to a state of vitality"

Fallon is up with two ads:

His web site is located at:  We should know in a couple weeks whether the NRCC is on to something. In this election cycle, who knows?

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