Nightly News | November 05, 2012
>> colorado, which cost the campaigners so much in jet fuel and television ads, because of the long flight.
>> reporter: good evening, brian, yes, here is how important both sides think that colorado and the nine electoral votes could be, counting the running mates, the obama team and mitt romney have made 47 visits here. it is basically a toss-up. the nbc wall street journal poll has a 48-48, could not be closer. now, good news for republicans, early voting, huge, 1.7 million votes already cast. self-identified republicans slightly out number democrats, on the obama side, one said they are meeting or exceeding all the goals, especially among hispanics. what both sides agree on if there is not a projected winner by the time the counts start in colorado , this could be a key state, if not the key state.
>> mike, thank you.