Friday, April 13, 2018

Sixth Congressional District Democrats Have Stormy Primary; Coffman Clear Sailing

Congressman Mike Coffman beat his party challenger, Roger Edwards, 75 percent to 25 percent at the Republican assembly, April 7. Edwards is a Trump identifier and argued Coffman wasn’t conservative enough (30% is needed to get on the ballot).

Unfortunately for Democrats, their frontrunner and preferred candidate of the party leadership, Jason Crow, must battle a far-left Democrat, Levi Tillemann, into the June 26 primary. The vote was 64 percent Crow and 36 percent Tillemann.

A primary can be productive to help name identity and build a candidate’s base, but it usually wastes money, time and raises damaging issues. It can alienate parts of a party for general election.

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