Coffman uses fundraising mess to enlist donations

DENVER — Colorado’s redistricting impasse is giving Republican Rep. Mike Coffman ammunition to ask for campaign donations.

In an e-mail to supporters today, the suburban Denver Republican accuses Democrats of “dirty political games” to make it harder for Coffman to win a third term next year.

Coffman represents the 6th District in Denver’s southern suburbs, which was Colorado’s fastest-growing district over the last decade. The seat is now considered very safe for Republicans, but Democrats in the Legislature have proposed new boundaries that would make the district more competitive. Coffman told supporters that the Democrats’ map would “take the voice away from everybody but urban, metro area Democrats.”

A bipartisan redistricting panel missed a self-imposed deadline today to agree to new maps and will try again next week.



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