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Colorado 6th District - Coffman vs. Romanoff

Candidates

Mike Coffman

Mike Coffman (R)*

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Andrew Romanoff

Andrew Romanoff (D)

Bio | Campaign Site

Colorado Snapshot

RCP Ranking: Toss Up
2014 Key Races: Governor | Senate

----------PAST KEY RACES----------

2012: President | CO-3 | CO-6 | CO-7
2010Governor | Senate | CO-3 | CO-4 | CO-7
2008: President | Senate | CO-4 
2006: Governor | CO-4 | CO-5 | CO-7
2004: President | Senate

Polling Data

PollDateSampleCoffman (R)Romanoff (D)Spread
Final Results----52.042.9Coffman +9.1

Race Analysis

Rep. Mike Coffman was one of the biggest losers in the post-2010 redistricting. Overnight, he went from a Republican representing an exurban Denver district that had given Barack Obama 46 percent of the vote in 2008 to one representing the inner suburbs of Denver, with a constituency that had given Obama 54 percent of the vote.

For a solidly conservative, Club for Growth-sponsored candidate like Coffman, who had defeated a more moderate Republican in the 2008 primary, that difference could have been deadly. Yet Coffman fought off a solid challenge in 2012 from state Rep. Joe Miklosi, winning by two points.

This year, Coffman’s opponent is even stronger: former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who lost a 2010 U.S. Senate primary to appointee Michael Bennet. This is still a close race, but the environment is probably too much for Romanoff: The DCCC recently pulled $1 million in ads from his district.