October 5th, 2010
07:04 AM ET
12 years ago

CNN 100 Freshman Democrat fights for a second term in Colorado

ALT TEXTEditor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:

CO 04: Rep. Betsy Markey v. state Rep. Cory Gardner
Primary: 08/08/10
Location: Fort Collins, Greeley
Days until the election: 29

Fort Collins, Colorado (CNN) - When Rep. Betsy Markey, a freshman Democrat, arrived back in Colorado a few days ago for the home stretch of her re-election campaign, she knew she had her work cut out for her.

"It was always going to be a tough race. I had a tough fight two years ago. I defeated a Republican incumbent, and I have no illusions that it wasn't going to be a tough race this year," she said.

The 4th District of Colorado is traditionally a comfortable spot for Republicans. Markey is the first Democrat to hold the seat since the early 1970s, and then-GOP presidential candidate John McCain took the district last time around. Republicans hope to reclaim the seat on their way to a majority in the house.

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  1. 29 Days until Socialism dies in the United States

    I hope Betsy has Plan B for a job come November 3rd. She can send her thank you card to Obozo, Reid and Pelosi. Obozo rubber stampers will get what they deserve, THROWN OUT.

    October 4, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. Glenn Koons

    Markey is just another vote for San Fran Nan. Why would Pub voters or Indies want to return Betsy to the House when she is just a rubber stamp for Obama-Nan?? Sorry, but it doesn'tmake sense. She is just another liberal tax and spender.

    October 4, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |