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Colo. senate candidates debate

PARKER, Colorado ” Former Republican congressman Bob Schaffer and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Udall are squaring off in their first debate in their race for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Wayne Allard.

Democrats see the race as an opportunity to take away another seat from Republicans, who previously lost the state’s other U.S. Senate seat and control of the state Legislature and governor’s office.

Supporters traded chants in front of a packed audience before the debate began Monday.

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