STATE BILL COLORADO
Two Libertarians have filed to run in House Districts in 27 and 57.
G.T. “Bud” Martin filed to run in HD-27, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Sara Gagliardi also faces opposition from two Republicans, Libby Szabo and David Aquino. Republicans have a registration advantage in the district and hope to win it back in 2010. Thirty-five percent of district residents are registered Republicans while 33 percent and unaffiliated and 31 percent are Democrats. State Bill Colorado regards HD-27 as one of the most competitive in Colorado.
To the west, Mike Kien filed paperwork to challenge Republican incumbent Rep. Randy Baumgardner, a freshman.
HD-57 includes the territory west of Rocky Mountain National Park all the way to the Utah border. The district includes Dinosaur National Monument. HD-57 is less competitive than HD-27, with 41 percent of voters registered Republican, 35 percent unaffiliated and 24 percent Democrat. Because one party holds more than 40 percent of the registered voters in the district, State Bill Colorado places it among the 43 of 65 House seats that are less than competitive or not competitive.
Kien also ran for the seat in 2006 but lost by a wide margin to then Rep. Al White, now a Colorado senator.
State Bill Colorado’s 2010 Election Tracker, published below, has been adjusted accordingly.