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April 24, 2012 05:21 PM UTC

It's Official: Joe Miklosi Is "Red To Blue"

  • by: nancycronk

( – promoted by Colorado Pols)

POLS UPDATE: This is a significant break for state Rep. Joe Miklosi’s campaign against entrenched incumbent Mike Coffman, at least as significant as Miklosi’s life-preserving Q1 numbers and a sign he is successfully capitalizing on that momentum. Presence in the top tier of competitive races for Democrats national puts Miklosi on a path to real contention, where before he was nowhere. It’s welcome news for Miklosi to be featured in this list of pickup hopefuls, keeping in mind that he will need to continue to raise his own money to stay there.

But like the motivational speakers say, “good follows good.” Original post continues.


DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced fourteen new Congressional races that have qualified for the highly competitive Democratic “Red To Blue” program to win back the US House of Representatives, and CD6 Candidate Joe Miklosi made the cut. Joe’s team has surpassed standards for aggressive fundraising, effective organizing and competent infrastructure. Joe himself demonstrated that he is a problem solver and most closely represents the priorities, issues, and values of his constituency.

The DCCC’s Red to Blue program highlights top Democratic campaigns, attracting donors in “safe red” or “safe blue” districts to invest in other, more competitive districts across the country. It also helps candidates with financial, communications, grassroots, and strategic support.

Congressman Jared Pols serves on the Red To Blue Program committee. The Red To Blue program emphasizes the needs of the middle class, and Miklosi’s background, goals and record closely matched the criteria for becoming a Red To Blue candidate.

Miklosi is running against Tea Party Incumbent, Mike Coffman, in a newly redistricted area which is now roughly 1/3 R, 1/3 D and 1/3 U, thanks to the addition of the urban/suburban medium sized City of Aurora. Aurora is the third largest city in Colorado.

From the Red To Blue Press Release:

70 percent of the current Red to Blue candidates outraised their Republican opponent in the first quarter of 2012 (16 of 23). The House Race Hotline wrote these Red to Blue candidates are the “strongest recruiting class since ’06, no small feat.”

What does this mean for middle income voters all across Colorado? They are one step closer to being represented in Congress by someone who shares their values, their heartaches, their concerns, and their dreams. It also means it’s time to update Colorado Pols “Big Line 2012”.

Congratulations to Joe Miklosi and his staff… and congratulations to Colorado!

Other Red To Blue Candidates are:

   Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01)

   Pete Aguilar (CA-31)

   Raul Ruiz (CA-36)

   Patrick Murphy (FL-18)

   David Crooks (IN-08)

   Gary McDowell (MI-01)

   John Delaney (MD-06)

   Shelley Adler (NJ-03)

   Julian Schreibman (NY-19)

   Manan Trivedi (PA-06)

   Pat Kreitlow (WI-07)

   Arizona’s 9th District*

   New York’s 18th District*

*Emerging races — designated as becoming increasingly competitive.

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14 thoughts on “It’s Official: Joe Miklosi Is “Red To Blue”

  1. at the March and Rally (Civic Center Park, 9:30am Saturday) — women who witnessed Mike Coffman do nothing to protect their rights and liberties during his previous term. Women will make sure Coffman goes back to where he belongs — to Tea Party obscurity.

  2. http://www.coloradopeakpolitic

    State Representative and CD6 Congressional candidate Joe Miklosi has been moved up into the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Red-to-Blue program. The news comes only weeks after major Democrats not from Washington, DC defected from Miklosi, hosting high dollar fundraisers for GOP incumbent Congressman Mike Coffman.

    Miklosi and his campaign have been the butt of more than a few jokes in political circles the last couple of months. Whether it was Miklosi trying to add motorcycle bikers to a list of protected classes in Colorado, getting called out for ditching his legislative district to move into CD6, or watching Democrat mega-donor Steve Farber defect to Coffman, no one has really taken Miklosi seriously.

    A few months ago, Miklosi’s campaign was so pathetic even Colorado Democrat’s mouthpiece Colorado Pols said “his campaign is all but over now.” (ArapaGOP emphasis)

    With Miklosi’s seat now listed as a takeover possibility for Democrats, Speaker John Boehner can breathe a sigh of relief. If Miklosi is part of Democrats’ path to power, they’re not going anywhere.

    1. People can read how I unpack Peak’s spin there, too.

      BTW, I wonder if they’re calling Pols “the Democrat’s[sic] mouthpiece” (without evidence) because I call Peak the GOP’s official Colorado blog (with evidence)?

    2. what do you call it?

      even Colorado Democrat’s mouthpiece Colorado Pols said

      Which Colorado Democrat?  “the Colorado Democrats’ ” perhaps?  Or is this some riff off of using the term ‘Democrat’ incorrectly as if it is a cut down as opposed to an indicator of being an idiot?  

  3. Winning in that bastion of red elitism is nearly impossible.

    This is one instance where red fist pumping and chest thumping isn’t just bullshit and bravado.

    Even with redistricting, you still have the history of vote red, any red, since Swigert that I can remember.

    Tom Tancredo’s proof of that.

    Still, that’s why they play the game.  


      Median Age 29.5

      Median Household Income $61,570

      % Male 50.4%

      % Female 49.6%

      White 88.1%

      Black 5.6%

      Native American 0.5%

      Asian Pacific Islander 3.8%

      Hispanic 8.8%

      Other 2.0%

      Married 64.7%

      Divorced 9.9%

      Never Married 21.4%

      Separated 2.5%

      Widowed 1.6%Z

      Centennial, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch — all places Coffman has spent nearly all his time? Maybe elitist. Aurora? Salt of the earth.

      1. But somehow the District went 62-38 last time, and they voted Tancredo in for 2 terms before the green zoner.

        The breakdown softens the demographics, but those voting numbers are brutal.  

        1. Aurora is mostly Dem controlled in House and Senate – Morgan Carroll, Nancy Todd, Su Ryden, Suzanne Williams, Rhonda Fields, etc. For some odd reason, the City Council is almost all Rs, though. Go figure.

            1. Independents (RegisteredUnaffiliated) in Colorado tend to swing Democrat.

              Also, people delay changing their registration even though they have changed their Party identification. In this case we have some fast moving changes that probably aren’t showing up in Party Registration. In particular Women are swinging strongly away from the Republicans.

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