If Rep. Perlmutter Elected Colorado Governor, It Would Be A Rarity

DENVER (CBS4) – On Sunday U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, said he’d be the best qualified as Colorado’s next governor.

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CBS4’s Shaun Boyd interviews U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (credit: CBS)

It’s been more than 60 years since Coloradans elected a governor who was serving in Congress. But Perlmutter told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd on Monday that his experience in how the federal and state governments intersect sets him apart.

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter at the announcement (credit: CBS)

“The experience that I bring on certain immigration issues, Social Security issues, education issues, veterans issues, science issues can only help in this position because a much broader knowledge; and a lot of it will be contact with federal government,” Perlmutter told Boyd.

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Cary Kennedy (credit: Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

On Monday, former Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy announced that she has joined the 2018 Democratic race for governor.

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