Mike Coffman


For Hizzoner Mayor Steve Hogan, one verse stands out: “Aurora is not a suburb.” If there’s room left on his stone, which really should explain that the man held elected office from around the same time the granite was formed, Quid knows Hogan would want the world to know, “There are rules, and rules should be followed or — or nothing. Follow the damn rules.”


Former Sen. Mark Udall announced his support for Crow and his first bid for elected office. Crow is the only Democrat to officially announce his bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Coffman, although there is speculation more Democrats could throw their hat into the ring before primary season begins next year.


Many Colorado politicians were quick to respond, including Rep. Mike Coffman who issued a somewhat neutral response to Trump’s decision, talking about a desire to reduce pollution without mention of climate change. Unsurprisingly, Sen. Michael Bennet, along with other state Democrats, slammed the decision, calling it a blow both to the environment and to the country’s ability to conduct diplomacy moving forward.


Aurora Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) and Democrat Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) are sponsors of a bill that would protect a state’s right to legalize marijuana while the federal government classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. The “Respect States and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017” bill is a rehash of a similar bill Coffman and DeGette sponsored in 2012 after Colorado voted to legalize marijuana.


“We need a congressman who will put our district ahead of party or politics – a representative who will stand up for the families of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District even if it means saying ‘no’ to the demands of the speaker of the House and the president of the United States,” Aarestad said in a statement