Stephanie and John Ferrandino are overcome with emotion as their son, Rep. Mark Ferandino of Denver, addresses the crowd during the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus a

 

              Stephanie and John Ferrandino are overcome with emotion as their son, Rep. Mark Ferandino of Denver, addresses the crowd during the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus a
Stephanie and John Ferrandino are overcome with emotion as their son, Rep. Mark Ferandino of Denver, addresses the crowd during the Colorado House of Representatives Democratic Caucus at the state Capitol in Denver Thursday Nov. 8, 2012. Democrats nominated Mark 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