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12:36 p.m. EST, Oct 27 '08
General Information
  • CNN Electoral College Map estimate:
    Tossup
  • 2004 presidential result:
    George W. Bush with 51.7 percent
  • Primary results:
    Barack Obama (D):
    Margin of victory 35 percentage points
    Mitt Romney (R):
    Margin of victory 42 percentage points
Demographics
  • Population 4,301,261:
    82.8% White
    3.8% Black
    1.0% American Indian/Alaskan native
    2.2% Asian
    0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    2.8% Mixed race
    7.2% Other race
  • Median household income: $47,203
  • Percentage income in poverty, 1999: 9.3%
  • Percentage age 65 and up: 9.7%
  • Percentage with college degree: 32.7%
  • Percentage Hispanic: 17.1%
  • Unemployment rate as of June 2008: 5.1%
Current government
  • Governor:
    Bill Ritter (D) re-election 2010
  • U.S. senators:
    Wayne Allard (R), not seeking re-election, 2008
    Ken Salazar (D) re-election 2010
    • U.S. House delegation:
      4 Democrats, 3 Republicans
    • State Senate:
      20 Democrats, 15 Republicans
    • State House:
      40 Democrats, 25 Republicans

Sources: CNN, Associated Press, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note
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