Colorado is a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election, with polls suggesting a toss-up between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. And no wonder, since Colorado is a purple state, with nearly equal numbers of Democrats, Republicans and independents.
Still, parts of Colorado are definitely Democratic blue or Republican red. But which ones? And how to tell them apart? By using our handy blue state-red state guide. Check it out below.
(Blue State) John Hickenlooper vs. (Red State) John Elway
(Blue State) Cannabinoids vs. (Red State) Cohibas
(Blue State) Backyard chickens vs. (Red State) National Western Stock Show
(Blue State) Mount Democrat vs. (Red State) Mount Lincoln
(Blue State) "Native" bumpersticker vs. (Red State) Jesus fish
(Blue State) Shotgun Willie's vs. (Red State) shotguns
(Blue State) Subaru Outback vs. (Red State) Ford F-150
(Blue State) Highland vs. (Red State) Cherry Creek
(Blue State) Aspen vs. (Red State) Vail
(Blue State) University of Colorado vs. (Red State) CSU
(Blue State) Planned Parenthood vs. (Red State) Focus on the Family
(Blue State) The squelched 1976 Olympics vs. (Red State) Missy Franklin
(Blue State) Coloradans Against the Death Penalty vs. (Red State) Personhood
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(Blue State) Rick Reilly vs. (Red State) Michelle Malkin
Most important: Which categories did we miss? Leave your own red-blue comparisons in the comments section below -- and feel free to fill in the purple.
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