The U.S. Senate race in Colorado has turned into the most expensive in state history, with Democrat Ken Salazar and Republican Pete Coors trying to claim the seat being vacated by the retiring Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
The two top candidates couldn't be more vintage Colorado.
Democrat Ken Salazar comes from a fifth-generation ranching family in the San Luis Valley. Republican Pete Coors is an executive in a family brewing business synonymous with the Rockies' snowcapped peaks.
But the similarities end there.
The men differ on the war in Iraq, taxes, abortion and the death
With Republicans trying to expand their 51-48 advantage in the
Senate, the election is already the most expensive in state
Salazar has raised $6 million and Coors has raised $5.3 million. Not to mention outside money that is fueling negative television ads that show no sign of stopping.