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Eric Lach

Eric Lach is a reporter for TPM. From 2010 to 2011, he was a news writer in charge of the website?s front page. He has previously written for The Daily, NewYorker.com, GlobalPost and other publications. He can be reached at ericl@talkingpointsmemo.com

Articles by Eric

In the end, voters overlooked the gaffes. Ken Buck has beaten Republican Party establishment favorite Jane Norton in the Colorado Senate primary, having survived a number of caught-on-tape gaffes that plagued his campaign's closing days.

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One way or the other, today will mark the end of a surprisingly close battle in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary. A late-charging challenge from former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff has put Sen. Michael Bennet on the defensive in recent days, and a once-civil campaign has taken a nasty turn.

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Today, for the first time in Colorado history, a mail-in voting system will be used for Congressional midterm primaries. Voters in most of the state's counties received ballots weeks ago, and hundreds of thousands have already mailed them back.

Mailed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. tonight, otherwise they don't count. But that doesn't quite mean the voting's all over. Those who have not yet done so can still vote up until 7 p.m. tonight at designated "drop-off" locations. And as candidates get in their final few hours of campaigning, the question is: with so many people having already mailed their ballots, have the contests already been decided? Turns out it's hard to say for sure.

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Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes raised eyebrows and kickstands last week, when he suggested that a Denver bicycling program supported by presumptive Democratic nominee and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was some kind of UN plot. Today on MSNBC, Maes was forced to try to explain. But instead of backpedaling, Maes just rode right on ahead.

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