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National group touts Jason Crow’s Army service in his 6th CD bid against Mike Coffman

Democrat Jason Crow, an Army Ranger combat veteran, is pictured on active duty in this undated photograph provided by Crow's campaign. He announced on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, that he's challenging five-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican and Army and Marine Corps combat veteran, in the 2018 election. (Photo courtesy Jason Crow for Congress campaign)

A national group that recruits candidates with a military background has endorsed Democratic Army veteran Jason Crow in his bid for the 6th Congressional District seat of five-term incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a retired Marine major. New Politics Executive Director Emily Cherniack sent a statement to Colorado media today calling Crow, “the kind of American who […]

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Levi Tillemann rejects call to declare candidacy in 6th District, says he’s still considering run

Democrat Levi Tillemann stands with his dog Tesla (not pictured) in a photo provided by his exploratory committee. He announced on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, that he's exploring a run for the 6th Congressional District seat held by Republican Mike Coffman. (Photo courtesy Levi Tillemann)

A local conservative organization is charging that Democrat Levi Tillemann is only pretending to be weighing a bid for Congress and has demanded the Aurora resident make his campaign official. But the former Obama administration official insists he’s staying “well within the boundaries” of federal election law and plans to decide soon whether or not […]

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A Colorado Democrat with a rich family history in politics gets ready to take a run at Coffman in CD6

Get ready for a new player in the Democratic primary hoping to take on Republican Mike Coffman in Congressional District 6 next year. Levi Tillemann would bring a rich Democratic family heritage to the race. He also brings an impressive resume of his own, as an inventor and author. Tillemann’s grandmother is Nancy Dick, the state’s first female lieutenant […]

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Bernie Sanders supporter Gabriel McArthur welcomes fellow Democrats to 6th District primary

Democratic congressional candidate Gabriel McArthur, running in the 6th Congressional District primary for the chance to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, is pictured in this photo from his campaign's Facebook page. (Courtesy Gabriel McArthur via Facebook)

Littleton resident Gabriel McArthur says the reason he’s seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District is because Democrats can’t “articulate clearly and loudly” what the party stands for and shouldn’t assume that criticizing President Trump will be enough to attract voters.

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Aurora attorney becomes second little-known Democrat to announce run against Coffman

After big-name Democrats have tried and failed to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the 6th Congressional District, two newcomers you probably haven’t heard of are giving it try. Thursday Aurora lawyer David Aarestad said he’s going to run against the never-beaten politician next year. He said in a lengthy statement he was moved to […]

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Mike Coffman draws second Democratic challenger as Aurora attorney David Aarestad announces run

Democrat David Aarestad announced on Thursday, April 20, 2017, that he's challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado's 6th Congressional District in the 2018 election. Aarestad is the second Democrat to declare he's running for the seat. (Photo courtesy David Aarestad)

Saying he was moved to run when U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman endorsed the GOP replacement to Obamacare, Democrat David Aarestad announced Thursday he’s challenging the five-term Republican in next year’s election. The Aurora attorney is the second Democrat to launch a campaign in the 6th Congressional District, joining Army combat veteran Jason Crow, a Denver […]

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