Colorado's_2nd_congressional_district

Colorado's 2nd congressional district

The 2nd Congressional district of Colorado is located in north-central Colorado, encompassing areas northwest of Denver, including the city of Boulder. It is represented in the 110th Congress by Democrat Mark Udall.

History

1990s alignment

Following the 1990 U.S. census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional district consisted of Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties, as well as portions of Adams, and Jefferson counties.

2000s alignment

Following the 2000 U.S. census and associated realignment of Colorado congressional districts, the 2nd Congressional district consisted of Broomfield, Clear Creek, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, and Summit counties, as well as portions of Adams, Boulder, Jefferson, and Weld counties.

Historic Representation

Congress Representative Party
53rd-57th (1893-1903) John Calhoun Bell Populist
58th-59th (1903-1907) Franklin Eli Brooks Republican
60th (1907-1909) George Washington Cook
61st-62nd (1909-1913) John Andrew Martin Democrat
63rd (1913-1915) Harry Hunter Seldomridge
64th-72nd (1915-1933) Charles Bateman Timberlake Republican
73rd-76th (1933-1941) Fred Nelson Cummings Democrat
77th-85th (1941-1959) William Silas Hill Republican
86th (1959-1961) Byron Johnson Democrat
87th (1961-1963) Pete Dominick Republican
88th (1963-1965) Don Brotzman
89th (1965-1967) Roy McVicker Democrat
90th-93rd (1967-1975) Don Brotzman Republican
94th-99th (1975-1987) Tim Wirth Democrat
100th-105th (1987-1999) David Skaggs
106th-110th (1999-2009) Mark Udall

Competitiveness

This district is anchored in Boulder and Adams Counties which have the bulk of population in the district. A liberal base around the city of Boulder (home of the University of Colorado) and a moderate amount of Latino population in the Adams County portion of district usually means that Democrats do well here. In 2004 John Kerry defeated George W. Bush in this district 58 to 41 percent.

Election Results

2004 election

2006 election

2008 election

2008 Democratic Primary

General Election

References

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