Ken Salazar Wins Election

By: AP
By: AP

Colorado voters have elected the first Hispanic member of the United States Senate in more than 25 years.

With 91 percent of the precincts reporting, Democrat Ken Salazar has 50 percent of the vote, compared to 48 percent for Republican Pete Coors.

With 288 precincts remaining, the margin separating Salazar and Coors is a little less than 47-thousand votes.

Coors conceded the race late last night, telling supporters he had talked to Salazar by phone and congratulated him.

Salazar gave his acceptance speech a few moments later, calling the campaign a long journey and praising Coors as a "good man."

Salazar even chastised a supporter who made a derogatory comment about Coors, hollering "Don't say that!" to whoever criticized his opponent.


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