Mike Coffman (R-CO) narrowly defeated his Democratic challenger, Joe Miklosi, last November in Colorado's re-drawn 6th Congressional District. The margin was only 2%--7000 votes--and Miklosi was badly out-spent.
The district was once one of the most safely Republican in the nation--Tom Tancredo won here. After redistricting in 2010, the seat is considered quite competitive. Earlier this week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee placed it on its top-ten list of targeted seats.
Romanoff is the former Speaker of the Colorado House who ran a spirited primary campaign against appointed Senator Michael Bennet in 2010. Said Romanoff in a statement:
“What we need, now more than ever, are men and women committed to solving problems, not just pointing fingers or picking fights. We need new leadership in the House of Representatives. And we need new leadership in Congressional District 6."
Others considering the race include Karen Middleton and State Sen. Linda Newell. Romanoff's entry, however, makes him the odds-on favorite to win the primary, and a formidable challenger for shaky incumbent, Mike Coffman.
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