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Bente Birkeland

Rocky Mountain News Radio

Bente Birkeland is a reporter for Rocky Mountain News Radio.

Bente Birkeland appears in the following:

Colorado Voters To Decide 2 Lawmakers' Fates In Recall Elections

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Democratic senators were targeted by gun rights activists after sweeping gun control laws were passed. The elections have attracted donations from major players across the country.

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Republicans Reps Likely to Return to Close 2008 Districts

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

In 2008, the Obama wave swept across the country, bringing Democrats to districts that had been Republican strongholds for decades. Democrats acquired a 75 vote majority in the House of Representatives; they currently hold the majority of Representatives' seats in 33 states, compared to Republicans' 16 states.

This year, the electoral tide is shifting and all signs point to Republicans taking back the House during today's election. The first districts likely to go Republican will be those former stronghold "swing seats," such as Ohio's 6th and 18th Districts and Colorado's 3rd, 4th, and 7th Districts.

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Social Issues Shift Focus in Colorado Senate Race

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Both Republicans and Democrats are keeping a close eye on Colorado's congressional races. As election day nears, the two Senate candidates, Republican Ken Buck and incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet, are polling dead even. The race is one of the closest in the country.

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In Colorado Midterms, Nobody Wants to Be the Insider

Monday, July 26, 2010

It may seem like a distant memory, but back in 2008, the story of the Democratic presidential primary was the rise of a relative newcomer to Washington taking on the party establishment with grassroots organizing. It was a winning strategy for then-candidate Barack Obama in Colorado, where he earned more than two-thirds of the primary votes and defeated Hillary Clinton. 

In Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary this year, there’s another candidate campaigning as an outsider, but the establishment narrative is flipped. This time, the political newcomer is the incumbent, and the challenger is a mainstay of Colorado politics.

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Colorado voters

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Colorado has long been a solid red state, but like some other former Republican strongholds, it looks to be leaning Obama's way. Almost half of Colorado's registered voters have already voted. The Takeaway checks in with Rocky Mountain News Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.

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