Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver address the crowd during the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus at the state Capitol in Denver, Thursday Nov. 8, 2012. Democrats nominate

 

              Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver address the crowd during the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus at the state Capitol in Denver, Thursday Nov. 8, 2012. Democrats nominate
Rep. Mark Ferrandino of Denver address the crowd during the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus at the state Capitol in Denver, Thursday Nov. 8, 2012. Democrats nominated Ferrandino as speaker of the House, the first time in Colorado history a gay lawmaker has presided over the chamber. Democrats took back the majority in the House after Tuesday's election, and will have a 37-28 majority when the session opens in January. (AP Photo/The Denver Post,Craig F. Walker ) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT