Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Coffman Makes National News Again

Rep. Mike Coffman
Photo: AP
Congressman Mike Coffman was in the national news last weekend for a second time since August in his call for Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential ticket, which won’t happen.

In early August, Coffman was recognized as one of the most vulnerable Republicans who planned to “stand up to Trump.” Coffman has never endorsed Trump or said he would vote for him.

Coffman is in one of the most competitive congressional races in the country and his opponent’s primary issue is Coffman’s closeness to Trump. RealClearPolitics has projected a potential 15-seat pick-up for the Democrats. Coffman’s 6th Congressional is in the list of 15 most vulnerable.

Speculation is now growing that Trump’s latest crisis could create the Barry Goldwater debacle when 36 House seats were lost in 1964, or the 1974 to 1976 scenario when the Richard Nixon resignation led to a 46-seat Republican congressional loss, first in the 1974 congressional election and then when Gerald Ford lost to Jimmy Carter in 1976.

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