Colo. remains in the center of the campaign storm

Editorís note: This is the final installment of the Cortez Journalís weekly roundup of campaign news.

A 4-year-old Fort Collins girl made international news and gave voice to the nation this week when she burst into tears while listening to a radio news story about the presidential election.

ďIím tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney,Ē Abigael Evans said through tears in a video her mom posted to YouTube.

Her mom assured Abby that it will all be over soon.

But before itís over, Coloradans are getting to see just a bit more of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney.

Romney campaigns today in Colorado Springs and tonight at an outdoor concert venue south of Denver.

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pueblo and Arvada today.

President Barack Obama returns Sunday for a rally in Aurora with singer Dave Matthews.

It will be Obamaís 13th trip to Colorado this year and Bidenís second. For Romney, it will be his 12th trip (including some multi-day visits). His running mate, Paul Ryan, has been here five times.

Vote in person: Early voting is over. Also, voters still holding on to mail ballots need to make sure their county clerk receives the ballot by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ballots must be at the county clerkís election office ó postmarks donít count.

Early voting results: Republicans held on to a lead in early voting as of Friday morning, the most recent numbers. Early voters include 547,000 registered Republicans, 509,000 Democrats and 391,000 unaffiliated voters.

The numbers show only votersí party registrations, not which candidates got their votes.

Poll position: Obama reclaimed a slight lead in the Real Clear Politics average of Colorado polls. As of Friday morning, he led 48.6 percent to 47.7 percent after trailing Romney for several weeks.

Countdown: Three days until Election Day.

joeh@cortezjournal.com