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2010 Looks Like a Rough Year for Democratic Incumbent Governors

Back in my wire-service days, I used to talk to then-Rep. Scott McInnis, Colorado Republican, who represented a large district that included Pueblo, Durango, and Grand Junction. Back during the beginning of the Iraq War, he asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to “immediately sever its ties with a French-owned marble manufacturer that is the main supplier of headstones for national cemeteries.” It’s still early, but if the current polling holds up, he will be the next governor of Colorado. He leads incumbent Democrat Bill Ritter by a healthy 46–38 margin.

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