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“Now, that’s pretty impressive,” Mr. Obama said. “Back then you couldn’t even vote. You guys were still a territory. So I’m glad to put down my marker here.”

The Colorado GOP issued a statement a few hours later correcting the mayor, pointing out that President George W. Bush made a Jefferson County stop in 2004, when he spoke at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colo.

“President Obama is not the first president to visit Jefferson County,” said Colorado Republican Party spokesman Justin Miller. “He is, however, the first president to visit Jefferson County with 43 straight months of higher than 8 percent unemployment and a $16 trillion national debt under his belt.”