Fracking politics hard to dissect


Just how much impact two near-certain fracking ballot initiatives will have — if any — on the re-election bids of Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Mark Udall, both Democrats, is anyone’s guess at this point.
“I’ve been asked that before and I just don’t know,” said John Straayer, a political science professor at Colorado State University. “I’m just puzzled by it, the whole fracking thing.”