Boehner Back to Denver to Raise Money for Countdown Coffman


House Speaker John Boehner hosted a fundraiser at the Brown Palace hotel back in May, which attracted plenty of outside attention.

As Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post reported yesterday:

House Speaker John Boehner is coming to Denver Tuesday to campaign for one the GOP’s most endangered members, Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora.

Coffman faces a challenge from former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in one of the most competitively drawn seats in the country. Tickets for the fundraiser range from $2,500 to $250.

This election cycle, Coffman is the only GOP incumbent defending a House seat that could go either way, according to top political pundits such as Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg.

Apparently Boehner is a fan of the Brown Palace hotel. Boehner was in Denver back in May to do a Coffman fundraiser, though presumably this visit will not again include former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Coffman is fighting for his political life this election season, and getting a second visit from the big orange man himself is another in a long list of signs that Countdown Coffman is well and truly underway.

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  1. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Countdown Coffman? Try Reckless Romanoff.

    • DavieDavie says:

      Step away from the keyboard and have another drink, Moddy.  You're embarassing yourself even more than usual.  You do know what a nonsequitur is, right?

      The countdown for Coffman refers to how little time he has left to screw things up in Congress.  Your desperate search for an alliterative term for Romanoff is pathetic and meaningless.  But that pretty much sums you up, right?

    • MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

      Maybe Countdown (and OrangeMan can jump in as well) could give us some insight to this arithmetic:

      (It just so happens that Costco has 185,207 employees world wide):

      So it takes the entire workforce of Costco to make up for the tax loophole that guys like Mittens and the top 25 hedge fund managers enjoy to fill the gap. (aka: the 'Job Creators')

      Meanwhile, the Smiley face is costing US taxpayers upwards of $7.8 billion annually: (up from $1.5 billion just two years ago.  Free speech cash on Capitol Hill does have its benefits!).  In that same timeframe the collective wealth of the six Walton heirs has increased from an equivalient of the entire bottom 30% of this nation to 41% today.

      It's what our Founding Fathers feared: the incompatibility of democracy and inherited wealth:

      If there was one thing the Revolutionary generation agreed on — and those guys who dress up like them at Tea Party conventions most definitely do not — it was the incompatibility of democracy and inherited wealth.

      One is a progressive model, the other a Republicans wet dream.  Any guesses?  Care to weigh in Countdown? ConMan? Anybody?

  2. horseshit GOP front grouphorseshit GOP front group says:

    I think you just found Romanoff's achilles heel Moderatus.  Well done.  You can take the rest of the day off.

  3. OrangeFreeOrangeFree says:

    Shouldn't Boehner be in Washington doing his job instead of fundraising?

    Or is that a level of criticism reserved solely for the President?

  4. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    Transparency Thursday (that's proposed by Republicans, for Democrats only)

    Sleazy Sunday (Sexist Saturday) – a day for male politicians of all political stripes to get together and make comments about their female colleague's bodies. and (presumed) sexual activities and attractiveness.  No recording devices or journalists allowed.  While the guys are enjoying this manly activity, Kristen Gillibrand, Leader Pelosi and Congressional women will be passing compromise legislation, because, in the words of the immortal Tina Fey, "B****es get stuff done"

  5. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    this visit will not again include former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor 

    No doubt.  Mostly because the House Majority leader is Kevin McCarthy.

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