Outgoing Speaker Frank McNulty, a Highlands Ranch Republican, center, congratulates Denver Democrat Mark Ferandino, left, shortly before the Democrats started their caucus at the state

 

              Outgoing Speaker Frank McNulty, a Highlands Ranch Republican, center, congratulates Denver Democrat Mark Ferandino, left, shortly before the Democrats started their caucus at the state
Outgoing Speaker Frank McNulty, a Highlands Ranch Republican, center, congratulates Denver Democrat Mark Ferandino, left, shortly before the Democrats started their caucus at the state capitol in Denver, Thursday Nov. 8, 2012. Republicans lost their majority in the House after Tuesday's election, so McNulty won't be speaker next session. Democrats nominated Ferrandino as speaker of the House, the first time in Colorado history a gay lawmaker has presided over the chamber. Democrats also nominated Dickey Lee Hullinghorst of Boulder, right, as majority leader. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Craig F. Walker) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT