Nation: Colorado: Winning Wave

Colorado was one of the brightest spots on the Republican landscape—and it showed what can be done when good candidates are helped by a first-rate state organization to ride a conservative wave.

Behind the G.O.P. victories in Colorado were Denver Adman Jean K. Tool, 43, who took over as state chairman two years ago, and Robert E. Lee, a backroom pro who heads the Denver party organization. Between them, they replaced 40% of the county chairmen, cut the average age of district captains from the 70s to the 40s, raised money for a radio and television blitz—and produced two of the most...

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