“Too bad, Mike,” Trump said referring to Colorado’s Mike Coffman. He is wrong. Trump had a negative 20-point approval rating in the Sixth District and got only 41 percent against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Coffman won 43 percent this year. Trump was simply too much baggage for candidates in suburban swing districts. His embrace was political doom for a host of incumbent Republicans in 2018.
|President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference |
at White House, Nov. 7, 2018 | Evan Vucci/AP
|Republican Rep. Mike Coffman addresses Colorado GOP watch|
party at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows after
conceding the race for the Colorado 6th District to Democratic
challenger Jason Crow | Andy Colwell/Gazette