STATE BILL COLORADO
Longtime Fort Collins-area property manager Dane Brandt has filed paperwork to challenge incumbent Democrat Randy Fischer in the race for House District 53.
“Let’s give Dane the opportunity to take on Randy Fischer in the general election and move this state back in the right direction, lower taxes, less regulation, freedom to choose your medical care, stabilizing the economy, and promoting personal responsibility,” reads the candidate’s website, http://danefor53rd.com/.
Brandt is Fischer’s first opponent from either party.
None of the major political parties has more than 40 percent of registered voters in the district, which means State Bill Colorado places it among the 22 of 65 House districts that are “truly competitive.” Democrats enjoy an advantage, however. The registration totals are 39 percent unaffiliated, 32 percent Democrat and 28 percent Republican.
Fischer’s district includes most of Fort Collins west of College Avenue, which runs north-south through the town, home to Colorado State University.
State Bill Colorado’s 2010 Election Tracker, published below, has been adjusted accordingly.