5:00am

Tue October 23, 2012
Battleground Colorado

Post-Debate, High Profile Colorado Rallies Are Next For Both Campaigns

Fresh off last night’s third and final presidential debate on foreign policy, the battleground state of Colorado will be back in the national spotlight for the next couple of days.

Both campaigns see winning Colorado as their ticket to the White House.

To that end, and with early voting now underway in the state, both the Romney-Ryan ticket and President Obama are planning what are expected to be large rallies this week in Morrison Tuesday and Denver Wednesday respectively.

Former Massachusetts Governor Romney will appear alongside running-mate Paul Ryan Tuesday night at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in what’s appropriately shaping up to be nothing short of a rock concert. Rock musician Kid Rock and country music star Rodney Atkins will perform, and New Mexico Governor – and rising GOP star – Susana Martinez will also speak.

The choice of Red Rocks for a political event has raised the hackles of some Coloradans on social media.

Some Democratic-backed labor groups were quick to note that the amphitheater was constructed with the help of public funds and the publicly funded Civilian Conservation Corps, and that the Works Progress Administration helped build it.

The role of the federal government and whether it should be funding such public works projects probably won’t play as heavily on Wednesday, when President Obama speaks at another large public venue, Denver’s City Park.

Though maybe it should.

After all, it was at City Park and specifically the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where the President signed his sweeping – and controversial – Recovery Act back in 2009 that aimed to fund infrastructure and other construction projects and has been a frequent target of Republicans like Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.

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