Former lawmaker Polly Baca, a legend in state and national Democratic politics, delivered the prayer in the Colorado House on opening day Wednesday, 40 years after she began her fourth and final year in the House.
Baca took a break from writing her memoirs to stop by the House chambers. Some of what will be in her book:
She served as the national director for Viva Kennedy in 1968, and was at the California hotel with Bobby Kennedy when the presidential candidate was assassinated.
While serving as the special assistant to the DNC chair she often worked really late. One night in May 1972 she thought she heard something but didn’t see anyone in the hallway when she checked. She left about 3:30 a.m. and learned later that morning someone had broken into the Watergate.