Obama & McCain Coming To Colorado?

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email
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One Colorado Springs analyst says Colorado, once a die-hard Republican state, is now looking to the left this election year.

Colorado is one of 14 states up for grabs.

Some are predicting that if Obama is not able to lock up some of the southern states, he'll be looking to the Rocky Mountain states.

Over the past 8 years, southern states have been loyal to the Republican party. "The south has not given one state to the Democrats in the past two presidential elections," said Bob Loevy, a Colorado College Professor.

That leaves little room for Obama to win those states over. "Doesn't look like they'll do very well in the south," said Loevy.

If that's the case, Loevy says Obama will likely be heading west to the Rocky Mountain region for help. "Barack Obama will come here if he decides he needs Colorado. He'll campaign here, he'll be in Denver, he'll be in Pueblo, he'll be in Boulder," said Loevy.

And if Obama comes, so will McCain. "We'll see him in Colorado Springs, Greeley, Grand Junction," said Loevy.

Loevy says history has it. Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada typically vote Republican. But not this time around. "The Bush administration has not played well with them," said Loevy. And Loevy believes Colorado will be under the spot light over the next couple of months.

"Of the three states, Colorado has the largest population and therefore the most electoral votes," said Loevy.

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