Ken Salazar, Democrat – candidate for U.S. Senate
Salazar, the Democrat, and Republican Coors are campaigning to replace Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a Republican who is not running for re-election. The U.S. Senate now contains 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 1 independent.
Salazar’s family has been in Colorado for about 150 years. The family homestead is south of Alamosa, in the rolling hills east of the small town of Antonito.