Udall wins US Senate seat | PostIndependent.com

Udall wins US Senate seat

DENVER (AP) ” Democratic Rep. Mark Udall defeated Republican Bob Schaffer in the race for Colorado’s open U.S Senate seat.

The victory gives the Democratic Party both of Colorado’s Senate seats for the first time since the mid-1970s.

The 58-year-old Udall succeeds two-term Republican Sen. Wayne Allard, who is retiring.

Udall is an environmental advocate who touted his bipartisan work on energy and other issues. Schaffer is a former congressman who represented northeastern Colorado and was part of the wave of conservative Republicans who aligned with Newt Gingrich and his Contract With America.

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