Governor Bill Owens and Democratic challenger Rollie Heath are trying to prove that they are in touch with the dominant political issues in Colorado.
While campaigning, Heath hitched a ride on a fire truck to symbolize the crises facing the state. Owens rode a horse to show that he is a man of the West. Both say they can do the best job helping Colorado cope with the triple whammy of a struggling economy, the drought and the aftermath of devastating wildfires.
Although Owens has an edge in fund-raising and voter support in
the latest polls, political analysts expect the race to tighten as the November 5th election nears.