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"
His web site is located at: http://www.fallon4congress.com/ We should know in a couple weeks whether the NRCC is on to something. In this election cycle, who knows?
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