Speaking at a Colorado Chamber of Commerce event on Oct. 20, Colorado House Speaker Alec Garnett predicted his party would lose some of the 41 seats it held in the chamber. And he added, almost with relief: “I don’t wish that majority on any speaker in the House.”
Garnett, D-Denver, was wrong on the first count: Democrats picked up five seats in the Nov. 8 election and hold a veto-proof 46-19 majority in the House, a margin of the likes that no party has maintained in this century. But it remains to see just how beneficial — or, as he predicted, troublesome — such a massive caucus can be.
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