Former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff said Tuesday he won’t run for Congress in the 6th District, ending weeks of speculation on whether he would campaign for a seat that’s more favorable to Democrats because of new congressional lines.
The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling siding with Democrats in a fight over congressional redistricting that could give them a chance of unseating Republican Mike Coffman.
The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments Thursday in a Republican appeal challenging a judge’s ruling siding with Democratic-drawn congressional lines that would put Rep. Mike Coffman’s safe GOP district in play next year.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton says his sprawling district in south and western Colorado is a competitive seat that is unified by rural and agricultural and does not need to change drastically.
A Democrat seeking a congressional seat in one of Colorado’s most conservative districts might be expected to find other plans when President Barack Obama visits.
Democrat Joe Miklosi of Denver says he’s made up his mind and will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in the Denver suburbs next year.