Posted on June 27, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Competitive senate district encompasses resorts, rural ag communities
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY —Following Randy Baumgardner’s victory in the Senate District 8 GOP primary, state democratic leaders say that Emily Tracy‘s bid for the seat has become a top-tier race in the contest to hold on to a slim majority in the State Senate.
Tracy, a Breckenridge resident, is former city councilwoman and a trained mediator with a career in child protection. She will receive financial, communications, grassroots and strategic support from the party organization in what could be a tight race in a presidential election year. Continue reading
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Posted on March 8, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Breckenridge resident Emily Tracy says she will run for Colorado Senate District 8.
Republicans hold an edge in voter registration in the new district
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Breckenridge Democrat Emily Tracy has a tough battle ahead in her bid to represent the newly shaped Colorado Senate District 8, where Republicans hold an edge in voter registration.
Tracy said the outcome could depend on how the national presidential race goes. A high turnout of motivated Democrats in the population centers of the district would help her cause.
The new district is comprised of Summit, Garfield, Routt, Grand, Jackson, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties. Tracy will face either incumbent Sen. Jean White, who represents a big chunk of the new district in its existing configuration, or Randy Baumgardner, a self-described conservative Republican who currently represents House District 57. White and Baumgardner will contest a Republican primary this summer. Continue reading
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