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Democrat Andy Kerr formally announces he’s running for Congressional District 7 seat

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, declares he's running for the 7th Congressional District seat as his wife, Tammy, and his son Braden, stand by his side on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Dunston Middle School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

“My name is Andy Kerr, and I am running for Congress,” the Democratic state senator told a crowd of family, friends, colleagues and supporters filling the gymnasium as he began his speech at Dunstan Middle School in Lakewood on Wednesday afternoon. It’s the same way U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter — at that time a former […]

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Lakewood Democrat Andy Kerr plans to announce run for 7th Congressional District seat Wednesday

State Sen. Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, addresses a rally in support of public education on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Denver's Civic Center Park. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

With a promise to fight for education, jobs and the Colorado way of life, state Sen. Andy Kerr, a Lakewood Democrat, plans to announce on Wednesday afternoon he’s running for the 7th Congressional District seat represented by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who declared Sunday he’s running for governor in next year’s election.

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Athanasopoulos GOP’s clear choice to unseat Perlmutter

Republican candidate for the 7th Congressional District, George Athanasopoulos, delivers his acceptance speech before delegates at the congressional district's assembly April 7 in Arvada. Athanasopoulos had overwhelming support at the assembly, receiving 85 percent of the vote. (Photo by Adam McCoy/The Colorado Statesman)
Colorado Republicans are banking on a political newcomer this fall to steal a long-held Democratic congressional seat. Landing a decisive victory Thursday night during a district assembly in Arvada, party delegates nominated former Army officer George Athanasopoulos as their candidate to challenge four-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. Athanasopoulos ran […]

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Army veteran challenges Perlmutter, blasts support for Iran deal

Bruce Baker, George Athanasopoulos
Declaring he’s on a mission “to save the Republic,” retired Army Major George Athanasopoulos filed Monday to run in a GOP primary to challenge five-term U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Golden Democrat. “When I heard we were making a deal with Iran, I was floored,” Athanasopoulos, who served four tours in Iraq, told The Colorado […]

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Top Adams County Republican calls on Baker to resign council seat over immigration proposals

Bruce Baker
The Republican vice chair of the 7th Congressional District delivered a blistering response Monday night to recent remarks about immigration policy by the GOP candidate running in the district, saying she felt “cheated and used” when she backed him for a Westminster City Council seat and is now calling for him to step down. During the […]

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