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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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Transportation funding, fix to construction problems top House agenda

House Democrats and Republicans agree that two matters are likely to dominate discussion in the chamber during the upcoming legislative session, although they disagree about how to refer to one of them. Along with funding the state’s transportation needs, House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle told The Colorado Statesman recently that tackling the […]

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? The effectiveness of ballot issue TV ads is iffy

All those political TV ads we’ve been watching for what seems like forever are almost over, but what do they accomplish? That’s the big question only Colorado voters can definitively answer as they cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 general election. Not counting the races for various offices, state voters will decide nine proposed […]

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YESTERYEAR: Rising star Barack Obama fills Aurora plaza for Perlmutter rally

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … An estimated 1,300 people crowded a plaza in Aurora to cheer Illinois Sen. Barack Obama at a rally for Democratic congressional candidate Ed Perlmutter, who was running against Republican Rick O’Donnell for the seat being vacated by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.

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