Enough about 2018, let’s talk abut 2020.
How can U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, the soon-to-be lone Republican holding an office elected statewide, get reelected?
Last time we checked (Tuesday night), Coloradans still like to keep the money they earn, and that plays to Gardner’s strength.
“You saw tax increases were defeated, you saw anti-energy legislation was defeated so I feel confident the people of Colorado are going to want balance,” Garnder told KDVR.
Gardner also said Coloradans want bipartisanship, and he’s right.
One need look no further than U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s reelection campaign, when he relentlessly rode Gardner’s coattails by cosponsoring every major bill Gardner authored and adding his name to Gardner’s press releases.
See? Even Democrats want bipartisanship.
It’s also worth noting in this week’s election, Democrats won with percentages in the 50s. It’s not like Democrats ran away with the state with 60 or 70 percent of the vote.
The market corrects itself every now and again with a downturn, and the political landscape has its own version of correction by switching parties.
But just like the stock market, we expect Coloradans will rally by 2020.
After tiring of paying Gov. Polis’s tax bills, they’ll view Republicans more fondly.