Colorado Congressional races: It’s all about the 6th CD

There’s really just one Colorado Congressional race that stands out in 2014, and that’s the 6th Congressional District contest between incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker.

Yes, there are challengers in other districts, and it’s still possible for a big name to show up. But with less than 10 months until the Nov. 4 election, it’s unlikely any big contenders will step in.

The 6th CD race will provide plenty of excitement, though.

Even in 2013, Americans for Prosperity aired ads  thanking Coffman for opposing Obamacare. The Democratic House Majority PAC puts the 6th CD in its top 10 targeted races for 2014, and also ran ads against Coffman’s support of the government shutdown in 2013.

The two candidates will spend plenty, too. Through Sept. 30, Coffman raised $1.6 million and had $1.2 million in the bank. Romanoff raised almost $1.55 million and had $1.3 million in the bank.

You can find other challengers on our congressional On the Run page, along with their websites, Facebook and Twitter links. Note that while Boulder County GOP chairman George Leing announced recently that he’d challenge Democratic Rep. Jared Polis in the 2nd CD, he has yet to file with the Federal Election Commission.

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