Today is the day it seems everyone has been waiting for:
No matter what their plans are for the night, people can be
assured there will be election parties and events going on in the
middle of all the political chaos.
Television stations will devote time to election results,
especially in the national presidential election. Local Fort
Collins races will also compete for the attention of voters and the
media, including the race between Bob Bacon, Ray Martinez and Mark
Brophy for a seat in the state Senate and the race between Angie
Paccione and Ed Haynes for the state House of Representatives.
Denver Democrats will be hosting a party for their supporters at
7:30 p.m. tonight at the Denver Marriott, 1701 California St., and
no tickets or reservations are necessary for entry. Sen. John
Kerry’s campaign representatives, U.S. Senate candidate Ken Salazar
and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Stan Matsunaka are
expected to appear.
Steve Haro, the director of communications for the Kerry/John
Edwards campaign in Colorado, said his camp will await results from
the presidential election at the Denver Democrats party.
“We have capacity for 3,000 people and we would like to fill
that,” Haro said.
The Denver Tech Center Marriott, 4900 S. Syracuse St., will host
a Republican party where many Republican candidates will make an
appearance among supporters.
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and representatives Bob Beauprez and
Tom Tancredo are scheduled to attend.
The Larimer County Republicans will be hosting an event at 7
p.m. at the Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., and many local
candidates will attend.
Bob Osmundson, a volunteer with the LCR, said Martinez and U.S
House of Representatives incumbent Marilyn Musgrave will make
appearances while other candidates will make it their headquarters
for the night.
“Some candidates may be there the whole night,” Osmundson
Gray McGinnis, campaign manager for Bacon, said Bacon would be
at the local Democratic Party headquarters surrounded by
supporters, family and friends.
Locally, the CSU Young Democrats will be at both the celebration
in downtown Denver and at a potluck at the Larimer County
Democratic headquarters at 555 Howes St. beginning at 6:30 p.m.