On Tuesday September 15th, Governor John Hickenlooper announced he is endorsing Democrat Morgan Carroll for Congress in the competitive 6th District. Morgan Carroll is running against incumbent Republican Mike Coffman. The district is one of the most competitive races in the state and country. Mike Coffman is seeking a 4th term while Morgan Carroll has represented Aurora as a state senator since 2009.
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Usually incumbents can easily out fundraise their opponents when it comes to election fights, but not so in the very competitive Colorado’s 6th district. In the first fundraising quarter of the year, Andrew Romanoff has raised more money than his opponent Mike Coffman. Romanoff raised $603,000 in the first quarter, which was $10,000 more than Mike Coffman. Romanoff also out-raised Coffman in the last quarter of last year. It will be interesting to see if this trend holds through the summer leading into the fall.
Romanoff now has $2.3 million in the bank to Coffman’s $1.96 million. But here is the interesting part, Romanoff is out fundraising Coffman, even while eschewing Super PAC money. Romanoff made a pledge to take no Super PAC money and even so has more money in the bank. I think this shows that Romanoff has a considerable amount of traction from voters disillusioned with the Do Nothing Congress. But can he edge his way to victory?
This will be one of the closest House races in November!