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Colorado Reaches U.S. Milestone In Race

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Colorado Reaches U.S. Milestone In Race

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Colorado Reaches U.S. Milestone In Race

Colorado Reaches U.S. Milestone In Race

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For the first time in U.S. history, two African-Americans hold the top leadership spots in both legislative chambers of a statehouse. It's even more unusual because it's happening in Colorado — a state with a very small black population. Coloradans voted for Barack Obama, turning the state blue for the first time in three presidential election cycles.

Bente Birkeland reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio.