Wins by Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper sent a strong signal that supporting new energy and fighting global warming pollution are winning issues.
A few Democrats have fought back against the Tea Party anti-science wave, making the argument that people who choose oil propaganda over scientific fact might not be the best leaders for this nation.
Accepting the scientific consensus on climate change continues to be a liability for Republican candidates. One representative, Bob Inglis, blames his loss in the GOP primary to his public assertions that climate change is real. Plus, Jimmy Carter strikes back and a conservative whines about a cap without trade.