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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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