Here's an article about the intersection of water issues and politics in western Colorado from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. From the article, "Water was by far the most important issue to Western Slope voters in the 2006 gubernatorial race, according to poll results released Wednesday by Colorado Conservation Voters. The results of the post-election poll revealed Western Slope voters trusted Gov.-elect Bill Ritter by a 25-point margin over Bob Beauprez on water issues. Carrie Doyle, executive director of the nonpartisan Colorado Conservation Voters, said the poll results showed that when it came time to vote, the Western Slope had the environmental issues that effect their lives most in mind...
"The poll showed that sportsmen across the state split 52 percent to 37 percent in favor of Ritter. Only hunters themselves showed a preference for Beauprez over Ritter, favoring the outgoing Congressman by an eight-point margin. Fishermen favored Ritter by an eight-point margin."
Category: Denver November 2006 Election