STATE BILL COLORADO
Suddenly, where no challengers existed, three now stand.
Republican Kevin Priola, who beat big odds to win the Democratic leaning House District 30, now has three competitors: bail bondswoman Mary Ellen Pollack, Laura Huerta and former Brighton mayor David Rose.
If Rose’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he was the candidate whom Priola narrowly defeated in 2008, 11,935 to 11,505. The outcome stunned Democrats during President Obama’s election year; Democrat Mary Hodge held the seat for four terms before her election to Colorado’s Senate.
With the exception of Priola’s election, not much has changed since in the district. HD-30 had 38 percent registered Democrats, 36 percent unaffiliateds and 26 percent Republicans. Because no party has 40 percent of the voter totals, State Bill Colorado places HD-30 among the 22 of 65 House districts that are “truly competitive” in 2010.
As a result of the new Democratic candidacies, State Bill has updated its Election Tracker below.