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April 24, 2012 07:24 PM UTC

Crisanta Duran's Star Inextricably Tied to Barack Obama

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  • by: Colorado Pols

State Representative Crisanta Duran‘s name is often tossed around on those tiresome lists of “rising stars.” Duran, who won an upset bid over physician Mark Thrun in 2008, will keep her HD-5 seat until term limits carry her somewhere else.  

Her close relationship with the Obama administration also ensures that Duran will always land on her feet. In fact, we’ve heard her name brought up as a potential CD-1 candidate in the event that Diana DeGette is no longer interested in the seat.

Noted for the record, then, is Duran’s service as a mouthpiece for the Obama campaign on Latino issues.

From the Houston Chronicle:

Democratic state legislators from the Southwest followed President Obama’s example on Wednesday by putting the “radical” label on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s agenda as they blasted the candidate’s immigration stance.

State Reps. Trey Martinez Fischer of Texas, Crisanta Duran of Colorado and Ruben Gallego of Arizona condemned Romney during a conference call organized by the Democratic National Committee for aligning himself with some of the most anti-immigrant voices in his party.

“If Mitt Romney intends to go after President Obama on immigration, he has a problem: Latinos have been following Romney’s extreme policies, and he has zero credibility with our community,” Duran said.

With November quickly approaching, there’s no question that Duran will continue to quarterback Obama campaign talking points throughout the state. In doing so, she’ll continue to raise her profile far beyond what’s expected of a two-term state representative. That profile will be particularly useful when (not if) she jumps her way up the food chain.  

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  1. Crisanta Duran has shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is a talented and caring legislator who has earned the title of “rising star” through her hard work and leadership. Her recent efforts in promoting the ASSET bill should be particularly commended, regardless of the outcome. I applaud President Obama’s administration for embracing this young and talented legislator who would make an outstanding choice if she ever decided to run for Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s seat. It should be noted however that with or without the support of the current administration, Ms. Duran will have an enduring legacy within her district and the Hispanic community because she is focused, motivated and willing to work.  

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