Election 2012

Obama not secure in Colorado, says former Democratic Party chair

Obama not secure in Colorado, says former Democratic Party chair

With polls showing Colorado and its nine electoral votes a toss-up between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, a former Democratic chairman made headlines last week when he told the Associated Press that the Centennial State “is the worst [swing] state” for the Democratic president.

Floyd Ciruli, a former chairman of the state Democratic Party and independent pollster said that the president, “[S]hould be doing better and he isn’t. “It’s the worst [swing] state of the bunch for him; isn’t that amazing? It’s the place we thought he could use as a model.”

Ciruli’s withering assessment comes two years after Colorado defied the national Republican trend by electing Democrats John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet as governor and U.S. senator respectively.

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