Colorado may win a new congressional seat in 2021 after the census is completed. The metro area has received the lion’s share of the state’s growth since 2010.
Putting a substantial portion of a new seat in the metro area could disrupt the comfortable geography of the 1st Congressional District and convince Diana DeGette it is time to retire after 22 years (first elected 1996).
Mike Coffman’s hold on the 6th district, which regularly votes Democrat for federal and statewide offices but keeps him, may become impossible if Republicans and swing voters who know and have favored him are traded for Democrats and new voters who don’t. Up until now, only reapportionments appear to menace him.
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