Three weeks after hosting the Oct. 3 debate that turned the presidential race upside down, Colorado will again see Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Pres. Barack Obama in the Denver metro area.
Romney, along with running mate Paul Ryan, is due to appear at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Morrison at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with gates open at 4:30 p.m. A Ryan event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. Gates open 4 p.m. On Monday, Ryan will be in Pueblo and Durango —and end up in Grand Junction for a “debate watch party” as Romney and Obama have their last presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.
On Wednesday, Pres. Obama is due to appear in The Meadow in City Park in Denver, with gates open at noon. V.P. Joe Biden was in Greeley this past Wednesday.
The reason for the attention showered on Colorado is apparent from the Real Clear Politics polling average below, which shows Romney at 47.9 percent and Obama at 47.7 percent. Colorado is one of 10 states identified by RCP as a toss-up, with Virginia dead even.