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A move to lower the state's drinking age has become a hot issue for the Senate race after the possible alcohol-related death at CU and a confirmed death at CSU.

In a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Democratic candidate Ken Salazar said the legal drinking age should remain at 21 and attacked his Republican rival, Pete Coors, for wanting to lower it to 18.

In a July debate, Coors said the limit should be lowered.

Coors, in light of the recent deaths, said it wasn't his desire to lower the limit but also added it should be set by states and not the federal government.

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