Our post about Mike Coffman's narrow but decisive victory over Joe Miklosi in the 6th Congressional District noted that even seemingly vulnerable candidates (Coffman was blistered nationwide over birther comments and poor spin control) are hard to defeat thanks to the power of incumbency. That frustrated one reader, who hopes the recent vogue of promoting bipartisanship isn't just lip service.
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Coffman and his backers ran a dirty campaign that flat made up lies about Miklosi. It would be one thing to lose a fair fight, but this one was heavily financed with outside money and campaigns like this make all of us in Colorado dirty by association. The presidential election may have eclipsed congressional races, but the President needs a Congress he can work with, and I am sorry that there will be more Mike Coffman wasting time and blocking real progress in DC. Coffman is truly a pitiful representation of Colorado and all the hardworking folks here.
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