Joey BunchJoey BunchNovember 23, 20171min500

As has become his tradition, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman feasted and gave thanks with the troops this year as he celebrated the holiday service members stationed at Camp Humphreys in Pyeontaek, South Korea.

He said it was his honor.

“Having served, I understand how hard it is to be away from loved ones, especially during the holidays, so for me it’s important to thank them and their families, for their service and sacrifice,” Coffman, who served in the Army and Marines, including both Gulf wars, said in a statement.

Coffman’s office she he also visited Colorado service members stationed at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek.

The Aurora Republican is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and chairs the subcommittee on Military Personnel. Coffman lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to South Korea and Japan. The visited the Korean Demilitarized Military Zone, the site of escalating tensions with North Korea. He was joined on the trip by fellow Armed Services Committee members Anthony Brown, D-Md., and Thomas Suozzi, D-H.Y.


Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMay 18, 201728min437

So, seven members of Congress walk into a luncheon with a bunch of business bigwigs and …

… Well, we’ll be able to finish that joke after we find out if all the “invited panelists” — Colorado’s seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives — actually show up for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry’s biennial Congressional Luncheon in Denver on Aug. 9.

Never mind the basic logistics of trying to coordinate all seven of their schedules to seat them on one dais at the same event, a challenge under the best of circumstances. The unusual dynamics of 2017 could make it an even taller task this time around. And for those who do show, there’ll be plenty to talk about.

Of course, some members of Colorado’s congressional delegation probably will welcome the extra exposure of a sit-down with the state’s business titans. Seventh Congressional District Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, for example; he’s all in for the 2018 governor’s race. And Second District Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis might be up for the event, too; he told’s Peter Marcus last month he is “going to be deciding in the next month or two whether or not to launch a statewide race for governor.” (And why not? He’s the guy whose congressional campaign slogan is, “Dream. Dare. Do.”)

Meanwhile, 4th Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck has a new book to pitch, so perhaps CACI also can count on him.

On the other hand, there’s Sixth Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, who has been caught for months between a Trump and a hard place, hounded by the press as well as political adversaries for his take on the latest policy shift / mood swing / outburst by his own party’s president. Coffman’s probably not crazy about the prospect of being ambushed yet again in a public venue by a vocal mob — constituents? activists? Democratic operatives? — challenging him on repealing and replacing Obamacare. The same might be said for Third Congressional District Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Or maybe not?

But enough of our speculation. What do we know? We certainly wish CACI the best in convening the panel and of course look forward to it. Just sayin’ it’s an odd year, and not just numerically.

Here are details of the event, including how to sign up:

2017 Congressional Luncheon 
Third Biennial  
Invited Panelists
Ken Buck
Mike Coffman
Diana DeGette
Doug Lamborn
Ed Perlmutter
Jared Polis
Scott Tipton


 Investment $5,500
  • Prominent logo recognition in PowerPoint presentation during luncheon
  • One table of ten at luncheon, preferred seating after Presenting Sponsor
  • Opportunity for Member of Congress or Staffer seated at your table
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Recognition in The CACI Capitol Report
  • Logo Recognition on CACI Website on Events Page
  • Logo on invitations (2,500 impressions)
  • Logo in programs (400 impressions)


 Investment $2,950
  • Recognition in PowerPoint presentation during luncheon
  • One table of ten at luncheon, preferred seating after Supporting Sponsor
  • Opportunity for Congressional Staffer seated at your table
  • Recognition on CACI Website on Events Page
  • Logo on invitations (2,500 impressions)
  • Logo in programs (400 impressions)

Corporate Table: Click here

CACI Member $1,500
Potential Member $2,500

Individual: Click here
CACI Member $150
Potential Member $250

For sponsorship inquires, please contact Tricia Smith
Senior Vice President, Events and Political Fundraising


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
650 15th St, Denver, CO


Registration & Networking:

11:15 a.m.- Noon

Luncheon Program:

 Noon- 1:30 p.m.

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