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Every two years Democrats choose a challenger to go against Mike Coffman. Each time Mike has defeated these challengers in spite of real/perceived massive Democrat support. This year the Democrats sense there is an opportunity to finally achieve their goal because of the Trump candidacy and the consternation it has created.
If you have an opportunity to hear Mike speak he will tell you about the challenges of a Gerrymandered district that includes portions of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. The Democrat drawn district is meant to include a greater population of Democrat voters and fewer Republican voters to switch it to Democrat control. In his district Mike identifies the various communities. They include, Hispanic, Black, African, Ethiopian, Korean, White, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and others. The community that has the most influence that Mike doesn’t speak of is the Paul Ryan community.
Mike Coffman bends his voting commitment to the will of Paul Ryan, his friend. According to Heritage Action score card Ryan rated 58% (113th Congress, prior to becoming Speaker), and Coffman rates 56% (114th Congress). It is clear they share similar policy concerns. Ken Buck on the other hand has a rating of 100%. How does one reconcile the 44% difference between Buck and Coffman? Are “communities” the real reason? Is there not a Paul Ryan community that resides in Colorado District 4?
The Paul Ryan lead House of Representatives has aided Obama and the Democrats in achieving their goals without any serious opposition. Ryan continues to push TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership); and the total capitulation on budget restraint has cemented his position as elite Republican establishment. There is an ill wind blowing in the direction of establishment politicians and Mike Coffman has aligned himself with that wing of the Republican Party. If 56% is the best that can be done in Colorado District 6 then Mike Coffman should yield to new candidate in the next cycle, if he succeeds in this election.
If Mike Coffman loses this election, it won’t be because of “communities”, Hispanic, Black, African, Ethiopian, Korean, White, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and others that didn’t vote for him. It will be because Mike Coffman voted for the Paul Ryan community.
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