Democrats cheer, but Coffman camp dismisses 6th Congressional District midterm election forecast

Author: Ernest Luning - September 4, 2017 - Updated: September 5, 2017

The election data gurus at Decision Desk HQ are projecting Democrats will pick up 13 Republican House seats — including the one held by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman — in next year's midterms, but a Coffman strategist shrugged, saying the forecast model doesn't account for the five-term incumbent's history outperforming the political environment.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. Since 2009, he has been the senior political reporter and occasional editor for The Colorado Statesman.