Colorado’s Coffman Vulnerable Under New Lines

by
December 25, 2011

By Abby Livingston, Roll Call

For an example of how dramatically redistricting can shift a state’s political makeup, look no further than Colorado’s 6th district — a seat once held by conservative Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo that is now considered a tossup.

Rep. Mike Coffman beat his Democratic opponent by a two-to-one margin in 2010 but finds himself in electoral trouble two years later as he seeks a third term.

The state courts had to resolve redistricting when Colorado’s split-power government was unable to compromise on a new map. This was the fourth time in four decades that Colorado had to resort to this process.

Coffman essentially got the short end of the stick in redistricting within the Republican House delegation. GOP Reps. Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner were also discussed as targets for more Democratic-leaning districts.

Tipton’s district remained a tossup, and Gardner’s was shored up with Republican votes at Coffman’s expense.

To read more, visit:  http://www.rollcall.com/news/colorados_coffman_vulnerable_under_new_lines-211266-1.html?pos=hftxt

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Keep the Fake News Media in check.

Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.