Feb 7, 2010 8:52 AM by Matt Stafford

Squaring off for November

One of the larger races in the elections this November is for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Michael Bennet.

Candidates for the seat met Saturday afternoon. The Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park was standing room only. Although it had the look of a debate, it was more of a forum, with candidates talking more about themselves than each other.

Congressman Doug Lamborn also spoke to voters today. He came out to fight for a teammate in Washington D.C.

"That seat is critical," Rep. Lamborn says. "We saw how important the Massachusetts seat is. This race is just as important in November."

Senator Bennet declined an invitation to today's forum in Teller County.

This morning, Senator Bennet was in Colorado Springs, joining local democrats for a candidate meet and greet.

Bennet addressed a crowd briefly, before candidates of several local races spoke.

For many of the candidates, it's give and take. Bennet wants to hear from the voters the message they want taken back to Washington D.C.

"The conversation we're having in the Senate and on cable doesn't have anything to do with the facts of what people are really going through in this incredibly difficult economy. So, that's why I think it's so important to come out."

While Bennet is trying to help local democrats, President Obama is planning to campaign for Bennet in Denver at the Fillmore Auditorium on February 18th.

November may seem like a ways away, but it's only ten months. Comparing that to the 2008 campaign season, and 10 months doesn't seem that long.


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