Colorado is in the middle of a partisan fight over state house and congressional district boundaries. By law the state must redraw the boundaries once a decade to account for population shifts. The new maps will impact the political landscape for years to come, but still need approval from the state supreme court. KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talks to fellow statehouse reporters about the ramifications.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul speaks with voters after a town hall meeting in Keene, N.H., on Nov. 21.
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Everybody knows that Ron Paul is a doctor from Texas. Born in Pittsburgh in 1935, he graduated from Gettysburg College and Duke University's medical school. He was a flight surgeon in the Air Force. His wife's name is Carol. He has served as a Republican congressman for years and years.
Everybody knows that Paul has made bids for the presidency three times — as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008 and this time around. And everybody knows he lost the first two.
This week Colorado Republicans asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a new Congressional Redistricting Map they say favors Democrats. It’s one the topics that our media partners at Colorado Public Television and “Colorado Inside Out” are discussing.
Ahead of what promises to be a spirited election cycle next year, the Larimer County Republican Party is working to get the word out about how the caucus system works. They’ll hold two informational sessions this week.
Republicans are up in arms after a commission charged with redrawing state house districts picked Democratic maps. The Colorado Supreme Court originally rejected the commission's bi-partisan maps, saying they split up too many counties. KUNC’s State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.