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Western Democrats offer advice to Obama

DENVER ” Fresh off a dazzling convention that highlighted the region, Western Democrats are urging Barack Obama to heed their advice on winning the West and repeating their victories in other states. Democrats’ interest in the West goes beyond the presidential race. Colorado Rep. Diane DeGette has been briefing party leaders on how Democrats swept five Western Republican governors from office since 2002.

“What I’m telling them is that they need to talk about issues like renewable energy and health care for everybody,” DeGette said. “They also need to talk about a woman’s right to choose and about family planning and about issues like stem cell research. But that appeals to people all around the country, not just the West.”

The challenge for Western Democrats is keeping the region in the political fore. It won’t be easy, as Obama and Republican nominee John McCain race to vote-rich swing states in other regions.


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