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Coffman Considering Multiple Options to Qualify for Ballot

Polis has been endorsed by the Pipefitters Union.

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Nia Prater
Feb. 9, 2018, 10:59 a.m.

State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s (R) campaign has said that she is “weighing all options” to qualify for the primary ballot. She is currently collecting signatures but is contemplating the process of caucus and assembly as well.

The departure of former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) from the race might be what’s making Coffman consider a new method. Tancredo had previously been seeking the nomination through the caucus and assembly process.

“You know, I am — I have petition signature gatherers out in the field, and they are hard at work. It may be with Tom’s exit from the race that I decide to do both the assembly and petitioning. But we are making that decision this weekend,” Coffman said. (Colorado Politics)


GUN SAFETY. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston (D) has laid out his official plan for gun safety. The plan follows three main points: expanding gun ineligibility to include hate crimes and domestic violence, placing a larger focus on preventing violence in schools, and outlawing bump stocks.

“Responsible gun ownership has been a tradition in my family for generations. I take the responsibility of gun ownership seriously—and so, as a gun owner, it is my duty to stand up for gun safety,” Johnston said. (Johnston release)

ENDORSEMENT. Rep. Jared Polis (D-02) has been endorsed by the Pipefitters Union. (Polis release)

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