‘Bronco Bama,’ Mitt Romney showdown grinds down

Both candidates stump in Colo. as Election Day nears

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of The Durango Herald’s weekly roundup of campaign news.

A 4-year-old Fort Collins girl made international news and gave voice to the nation this week when she burst into tears while listening to a radio news story about the presidential election.

“I’m tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney,” Abigael Evans said through tears in a video her mom posted to YouTube.

Her mom assured Abby that it will all be over soon.

But before it’s over, Coloradans are getting to see just a bit more of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney.

Romney campaigns today in Colorado Springs and tonight at an outdoor concert venue south of Denver.

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pueblo and Arvada today.

President Barack Obama returns Sunday for a rally in Aurora with singer Dave Matthews. Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, will be in Castle Rock on Sunday evening and Loveland on Monday morning.

It will be Obama’s 13th trip to Colorado this year and Biden’s second. For Romney, it will be his 12th trip, and the sixth for Ryan (including some multiday visits).

Vote in person: Early voting is over. Also, voters still holding on to mail ballots need to make sure their county clerk receives the ballot by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ballots must be at the county clerk’s election office – postmarks don’t count.

Early voting results: Republicans held on to a lead in early voting as of Friday morning, the most recent numbers. Early voters include 547,000 registered Republicans, 509,000 Democrats and 391,000 unaffiliated.

The numbers show only voters’ party registrations, not which candidates got their votes.

Poll position: Obama reclaimed a slight lead in the Real Clear Politics average of Colorado polls. As of Friday morning, he led 48.6 percent to 47.7 percent after trailing Romney for several weeks.

Countdown: Three days until Election Day.

jhanel@durangoherald.com

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