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Democrats' 2013 Drop-Off Problem

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - SEPTEMBER 10:  Colorado State senator John Morse gives an impassioned concession speech after being de
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - SEPTEMBER 10: Colorado State senator John Morse gives an impassioned concession speech after being defeated in the recall election against him at his election night party at the Wyndham Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO on September 10, 2013. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

Probably the most jarring election story of 2013 was the successful recall of two Democratic state senators in Colorado. Both represented districts that had voted for President Obama by wide margins: In the recall, Angela Morse ran 15 points behind the president, while John Morse (pictured) ran 12 points behind him.

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