In case you doubted the importance of Colorado when it comes to next week's election, here's evidence that it's seen as a key to control of the U.S. Senate and more: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow will be broadcasting from Denver tonight for a program that's expected to take a close look at Colorado through the prism of reproductive rights, gun control, marijuana laws and political contests, including a governor's race that she describes in one of two videos on view below as being "off the hook."
The plan, as it stands now, is for Rachel to broadcast from upstairs, which, from the photos, looks pretty spacious (and aptly named). That said, the broadcast will be live, which means the show starts promptly at 7 p.m. Mountain Time, so you may want to get there a little early to allow for the unexpected (or dinner).
The marquee match-up in Colorado involves incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Udall and challenging Representative Cory Gardner, who's been leading in most recent polls -- although one released this week by Harstad Strategic Research for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which surveyed for Michael Bennett in 2010, shows Udall with a tiny 1 percent lead. Dems clearly don't see Udall as a lost cause quite yet, with prominent figures such as former President Bill Clinton in town this week trying to rally the progressive faithful.
Look below to see Maddow's on-air mention about the Denver visit, followed by an MSNBC promo.
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