DeGette faced a challenge Tuesday from Republican Danny Stroud. DeGette was a clear favorite in the overwhelmingly Democratic 1st Congressional District, which includes the entire city of Denver.
The 1st District became a bit less Democratic after 2010 redistricting. It now includes the communities of Sheridan, Englewood and Cherry Hills Village, bringing more Republican voters.
DeGette was first elected in 1996, succeeding Democratic Rep. Patricia Schroeder.
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