Colorado’s Western Slope counties back Sanders

Author: David O. Williams - March 2, 2016 - Updated: March 2, 2016

Colorado’s Western Slope has been bone dry of late, but on Super Tuesday the state’s mountain counties were really feeling the Bern as big crowds of Democrats turned out for Bernie Sanders. From the ski towns in Summit and Eagle counties west to the mining and drilling towns of Mesa and Garfield counties, the Vermont senator gobbled up delegates in the state’s rural west on his way to easily carrying the entire state by a margin of 58 to 40 percent.

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David O. Williams

David O. Williams

David O. Williams is a freelance writer based in Eagle-Vail, Colo. His work has appeared in more than 50 online and print publications in Colorado and around the nation.