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Mike Coffman

Context Is Key in Past Immigration Positions

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Denver Post reporter Kurtis Lee did a good job over the weekend of sorting out the past immigration positions of Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Romanoff.

Gardner Un-Cosponsored Legislation Before, But Not Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the biggest election-year hypocrisies hanging out there, waiting for a civic-minded reporter to jump on, is the fact that senatorial candidate ...

Coffman Can't Erase His Praise of Tancredo

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If Coffman, or more likely his spokesman, appears again on Univision, let's hope he gets time to explain why he thinks his boss is so far apart from Tancredo's immigration positions, when in fact they share both an anti-immigrant record and fighter's posture on the issue.

Schweitzer Apologizes For Saying Eric Cantor Sets Off His 'Gaydar'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) apologized Thursday for telling a reporter that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) strikes him as "eff...

Warning: No Photos or Recordings Allowed of Mike Coffman in his Office

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's hard to miss this warning sign posted by the door as you enter the district office of Rep. Mike Coffman on South Parker Road: "The use of video r...

Colorado Republican Calls Brian Schweitzer A 'Sexist Scumbag'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) has spurred plenty of Internet buzz as of late over some comments he made about Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cali...

How Coffman's Obstructionism in Congress Has Hurt Vets

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In responding to media reports, led by the Aurora Sentinel, that he voted against funds to reduce delays at Veterans Administration hospitals, Rep. Mi...

Unveiling the Hypocrisy in Latest Coffman Attack Ad

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols reported yesterday that Rep. Mike Coffman has launched a web ad attacking his Democratic opponent, Andrew Romanoff, for su...

Reporters Shouldn't Tolerate Coffman's Immigration Platitudes Anymore

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols reported this morning that Rep. Mike Coffman will stage a press conference today calling on his Republican colleagues in t...

Denver Post Scrubs Abortion Story From Its Website

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Obviously, Plunkett didn't rob Kurtis Lee of a Pulitzer by deleting his blog post from The Post's website. It wasn't an earth-shattering piece, but it advanced, in its small way, an issue that's important to a lot of real people as well as political elites.

Do You Still Oppose Abortion, Even for Rape or Incest?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.26.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Media outlets are reporting that Rep. Mike Coffman has joined Rep. Cory Gardner in withdrawing his support of the personhood amendment, which would ban all abortion, but, strangely, reporters aren't asking the logical follow-up question: What is your position on abortion?

Another Republican Makes Reversal On Personhood Measures

AP | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

BY NICHOLAS RICCARDI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER (AP) — A second Colorado Republican facing a tough race is disavowing so-called 'personhood' me...

Reporters Should Clarify That Coffman Is Not Supportive of Citizenship Path Via College

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists continue to report that Rep. Mike Coffman is being nicer to young undocumented immigrants than he really is. Coffman supports giving youn...

Is GOP Marriage Counseling the Path to Immigration Reform?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.27.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

House Speaker John Boehner has announced that Republicans probably won't do anything on immigration reform, because "there's widespread doubt about wh...

Iraq Veteran Counters Coffman's Proposal to Re-Deploy Troops in Iraq

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

To my way of thinking, Rep. Mike Coffman dropped a bombshell on KNUS' Dan Caplis show last month, when he said he "certainly" supports re-deployment o...

Congressman Mike Coffman Calls for Third Iraq War

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Coffman said: "Certainly an advisory role, but certainly not anything beyond that. And that's if requested. I think we have to be very careful once out about reentering that particular conflict. I would say, in terms of regular troops on the ground, absolutely not." There are three points why, despite his moderate wording, Coffman is calling for yet another war.

Rhetoric Aside, What's Their Actual Plan to Help the Guys on the Roof?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a good article Monday, Denver Post reporters Joey Bunch and Carlos Illescas preview the battle between Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challen...

Media Omission: Coffman Favors Re-deployment of Advisory Troops in Iraq

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On a Denver radio show Friday, Rep. Mike Coffman expressed regret that U.S. troops are not currently in Iraq, and he said that he'd deploy U.S. milita...

Matt Ferner

Pot Businesses Need Banking Access Now, Colorado Lawmakers Say | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Six high-profile lawmakers from Colorado's congressional delegation are urging swift action from the federal government to allow marijuana-related bus...

Congressman Says Pot Legalization Could Keep Fortune 500 Companies Out of Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) delivered a major buzz kill on the radio Wednesday, saying he's worried that pot legalization might keep Fortune 500 companies out of Colorado and drive down the state economy.

Coffman Again Walking Back Extreme Statement

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Yesterday, the Denver Post's Allison Sherry reported that Coffman's spokesman "tried to soften the congressman's assertion last week that he is looking into whether to sue President Barack Obama on abuse of power, saying, 'litigation, legislation -- all of it is on the table.'"

Coffman Touts Stem-Cell Lab Tour Despite Opposing Stem-Cell Research

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Coffman is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the U.S. Congress, and reporters should be watching for him to make statements and stage events, like this stem-cell tour, that may appeal to moderate voters but run counter to Coffman's forever-held beliefs and policy positions.

20,000 More Border Agents Isn't Good Enough for Coffman

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's fair enough to report that Coffman claims to favor citizenship with conditions. But what does an "independently verified secure border" mean to Coffman?

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Rosen Joins Hands With Coffman and Puts Head in Sand on Global Warming

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.17.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post's Mike Rosen doesn't try to defend Rep. Coffman for being the climate-change denier that the ad accurately says he is. Instead, Rosen holds hands with Coffman and questions whether humans are causing climate change.