About the state
U.S. House Delegation
Previously a marquee swing state, the 2018 elections saw Democrats win a trifecta in state government and flip a critical swing district in CO-06. In 2022, Democrats will seek to expand their 4-3 advantage in the state's congressional delegation by winning the state's new congressional district in CO-08.
Our primary objective in Colorado is to win the state’s competitive congressional race in CO-08.
What's at stake
Infrastructure. Colorado has a C- in infrastructure. There are nearly 500 bridges and over 3,500 miles of roads in Colorado that are in poor condition. President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest $3.7 billion for highway programs, and $225 million for bridge repair and replacement. $432 million is also being invested in Colorado’s airports.
Climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, most of Colorado was warmed one or two degrees Fahrenheit over the last century. Throughout the west, heat waves are becoming more common and the risk of wildfires has increased. This change in climate has resulted and will continue to result in less water availability and less overall agricultural yields.
Unemployment. As of December 2021, Colorado’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average, ranking 34th in the nation. The state’s unemployment rate was 4.8%, compared to the U.S.’s 3.9%.
What's at stake facts updated January, 2024