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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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Group backing vets furious with Republicans for ‘demeaning’ Coffman challenger Crow’s military service

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 bipartisan organization that encourages veterans to run for office demanded an apology Tuesday for comments made by a national Republican campaign group about combat veteran Jason Crow’s announcement that he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, also a combat veteran, in next year’s election.

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DeGette: Trumpcare would hurt seniors and others in Colorado: Here’s how

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette

Trumpcare was defeated and the Affordable Care Act saved from repeal last month thanks in large part to the American public. They spoke out passionately on behalf of the ACA in phone calls and emails to their members of Congress. They raised their voices at events like the community forum in Denver where 1,000 of […]

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Conservative group sounds alarm over health care’s rapidly rising share of Colorado state budget

Jack Graham, a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate and former CSU athletic director, addresses supporters on June 28, 2016, at a primary night watch party in southeast Denver. Graham placd second in the U.S. Senate primary, trailing El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado’s state budget has jumped by more than 19 percent over the last decade, measured in constant dollars, a free-market think tank says in a report delivered at the Capitol this week as lawmakers weigh next year’s budget. And nearly all of that increased spending has gone to health care,the study by the Common Sense […]

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Republican Owen Hill set to announce he’s running for congressional seat held by Doug Lamborn

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, speaks at a rally in support of Senate Bill 156 on Feb. 27, 2017, on the east steps of the state Capitol in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

State Sen. Owen Hill, a Colorado Springs Republican, plans to announce on Monday that he’s running for the 5th Congressional District seat held by six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, The Colorado Statesman has learned. Long rumored as a potential candidate for state treasurer in next year’s election, Hill confirmed Saturday that he intends to notify […]

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‘Is Mike Coffman invincible?’ Aurora Republican talks campaign, policy at 62nd birthday party

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, an Aurora Republican, blows out the candles on his birthday cake at a campaign fundraiser held to celebrate his 62nd birthday, on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Summit Steakhouse in Aurora. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
Before he talked about the upcoming congressional agenda and assessed his chances in next year’s election — it’ll be a tough race, he’s sure of it — Mike Coffman dropped to the floor last Sunday afternoon and did some push-ups, one for each year he’s been on this earth.

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Perlmutter stops short of announcing run for governor in nostalgia-tinged speech to Democrats

"I am seriously looking at running for governor," U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says at the 7th Congressional District Democratic reorganization meeting Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Pipefitters Local Union No. 208 hall in Denver. "But there are a number of hurdles and i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed." (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Even though supporters chanted, “Run, Ed, run!” as he took the stage Saturday at a union hall in north Denver, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter stopped short of stepping into next year’s Colorado gubernatorial race, instead telling the assembled Democrats he’s “seriously looking” at running but has some details to work out before declaring his candidacy.

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