“Draft Ed” Movement Pushing Perlmutter for Governor

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Jefferson County)

UPDATE: The Gazette has corrected their story with the appropriate Facebook link. We have adjusted the excerpt below to reflect the change.

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As Peter Marcus reports for the Colorado Springs Gazette, an online campaign to convince Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Jefferson County) to run for Governor is growing quickly:

There seems to be more of a buzz surrounding the Jefferson County Democrat these days, though Perlmutter has been playing things close to the vest.

A Facebook page has been created, “Draft Ed Perlmutter for Governor.”

“Run, Ed, Run! Ed Perlmutter’s always a true congressman with character. Now a whole lot of us want him to be a governor with guts. Draft Ed for Gov!” the page states.

“Ed’s district has always been a top target for House Republicans. And he’s always won it, and BIG! If nominated, Ed Perlmutter will keep the Governor’s Mansion blue — and he’ll stand up to Donald Trump like few others can,” a post on the page states.

Backers of the page are even paying for Facebook sponsorship status, though who the backers are has been a mystery to many in the Jefferson County Democratic community.

The link provided in the story above directs readers to Perlmutter’s congressional campaign website; we’re assuming this is a mistake and is meant to point to this “Draft Ed Perlmutter for Governor” Facebook page instead.

 

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    Is there really a reason to draft Ed?  I thought it was pretty much already established that he'd run if Ken didn't.

    Also, how did a “grassroots” movement fail to link to their own page?

  2. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    I don't think Ed is much more progressive than Hick or Ken Salazar, but he certainly does know how to keep his constituents happy. He is a true public servant. I'd be happy to see him run.

  3. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Who do we have for ed's seat if he goes for gov?

  4. DavieDavie says:

    Frankly, I hope Ed stays in Congress and runs for Con Man Cory's Senate seat in 2020.  The stark contrast between the two would make for a very telling election.

     

  5. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    Playing musical chairs, I'd rather have Salazar as gov, and Ed goes for Senator Spokesmodel (R-Koch Industries) Cory"Just Kidding" Gardner's seat in 2020.

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