DENVER — David Aarestad is pulling out of the Democratic race in Colorado's 6th Congressional District Tuesday and endorsing primary rival Jason Crow, saying the Army veteran has the best chance of unseating five-term U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the Republican incumbent, Colorado Politics has learned.
The four unaffiliated statehouse candidates running under the Unite Colorado banner — that's the organization that used to be known as the Centrist Project — declared a pox on both major parties' houses after the federal government ran out of money late Friday night when Congress failed to approve spending legislation.
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn cheered word Friday that congressional Republicans had secured enough votes to pass a massive overhaul of the nation's tax laws that President Donald Trump has said he hopes to sign before the end of the year but that Democrats say favors corporations and the wealthy without much helping everyone else.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, plans to hold an hour-long telephone town hall Wednesday evening, his office announced, as tax reform legislation barrels its way through Congress and a deadline for a crucial spending bill looms.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Save My Care, an organization opposed to repealing the Affordable Care Act, are targeting U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman with digital ads criticizing his support for Republican-sponsored tax reform legislation, the groups said Monday.
Douglas County Republican Roger Edwards plans to announce Wednesday that he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in next year’s GOP primary, charging the five-term incumbent with paying lip service to conservative priorities and using “identity politics” to divide residents of the battleground 6th Congressional District, he told Colorado Politics.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday told a ballroom full of Republicans in Greenwood Village that a unified GOP will fulfill a key campaign pledge of President Donald Trump by enacting tax reform legislation.
“I’m going to make a prediction tonight: We’re going to pass the largest tax cut in American history, and we’re going to pass it this year,” Pence told about 300 donors at a fundraiser for the Colorado Republican Party at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tim Kaine of Virginia, both Democrats, on Tuesday introduced legislation to create a government-run health insurance plan that would eventually allow anyone to buy coverage under Medicare, the federal program that covers the elderly.