From the Associated Press:
DENVER-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.
Miklosi has filed paperwork to run against the two-term incumbent. Miklosi currently lives in southeast Denver, not the 6th Congressional District. Miklosi, who has been mulling a congressional run for a while, says he’ll move to the 6th District as soon as a court settles on new district lines.
“I’m running because I want to restore job growth, economic growth, to increase prosperity,” said Miklosi, who works for a Centennial nonprofit that sends medical supplies to developing countries and was elected to the state Legislature in 2008.
Miklosi is gambling that the ultimate district will become friendlier for a Democrat. The current 6th District leans heavily toward the GOP but must shrink because of population growth over the last decade. Miklosi says he plans to move to Centennial or Greenwood Village.
Well, it looks like the Republicans will have their hands full in 2012, fighting three extremely strong challengers for seats that are seeming more and more vulnerable every day. Wait, did Coffman vote for that Ryan Vouchercare deal?