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Grasping at votes in the 6th CD state ed board race

Author: Dan Njegomir - November 16, 2016 - Updated: June 6, 2017

It’s well past the eleventh hour in the quest to determine a winner in the hotly contested and closely watched race for the 6th Congressional District’s seat on the State Board of Education. And the vote count goes on in overtime. Actually, it’s more like a desperate search. Or, as Chalkbeat Colorado termed it in its latest headline on the subject this morning, “…the frenzied push to chase every vote…”

You might be asking, “Sixth…seat…on the wha…?” Not exactly high-stakes poker. Not at first blush, perhaps.

Yet, the outcome of this seemingly obscure faceoff will determine which political party controls the state board. Which could be why, for example, the group Democrats for Education Reform spent $150,000 through a political committee in support of the Democratic candidate in the dustup. At the moment, that candidate, Rebecca McClellan, is in the lead in her bid to unseat incumbent Republican Debora Scheffel.

For the latest details, we’ll let Chalkbeat take it from here.


Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.