Mar 17, 2010 5:13 AM by Jeannette Hynes
The political atmosphere of 2008 was not duplicated Tuesday night at caucuses in El Paso County. Few caucuses lasted more than an hour, and everyone could find a seat.
But, we're not voting for a new president this year.
Even with the conservative tea party movement and with the democrats suffering a bit of an internal split over the last year, caucuses attended by News First 5 appeared orderly and temperate. Several people expressed their opinions about needing new leadership, democrat or republican.
The races that took center stage Tuesday night included U.S. Senate and Governor. Plenty of people took the chance to tell their neighbors about who should be the front runner for their particular party.
Results of the straw polls will go to each party's headquarters, which will help them decide how many delegates to send to the county and state conventions for each candidate.