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Politics First-term Rep. Jason Crow squares off against Steve House in Colorado's 6th Congressional District

04:20  26 september  2020
04:20  26 september  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Candidates for Colorado ’ s Sixth Congressional District Jason Crow and Levi Tillemann sit next to The Cook Political Report rates the race for Colorado ’ s 6 th Congressional District as a tossup. More in Colorado Politics. “It’s unprecedented”: Congress returns as Coloradans seek help with In the latest salvo against Trump and his call for voters to test the integrity of election systems by

Jason Crow in 6 th Congressional District . With a focus on technology and innovation, House is announcing Tuesday that he is running for Congress in Colorado ’ s 6 th Congressional RELATED: Colorado GOP chairman Steve House won’t seek second term after tumultuous tenure (2017).

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  • First-term Rep. Jason Crow will face Republican Steve House in Colorado's 6th Congressional District.
  • The district is located in north-central Colorado and includes much of the eastern portion of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area.
  • Steve House served as the chair of the Colorado Republican Party before stepping down in September 2019 to run for Congress.
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First-term Rep. Jason Crow looks to retain his seat against Republican Steve House in Colorado's 6th Congressional District.

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Colorado ’ s 6 th Congressional District , which arcs through Denver's eastern and southern suburbs, is part of a national wave that turned the U.S. House blue. Jason Crow unseats incumbent Mike Coffman in Colorado ’ s 6 th Congressional District . The highly contested race was one of the most

Mike Coffman for Colorado ’ s Sixth Congressional District answers questions during a town hall meeting on August 1 , 2017 in Henderson, Colorado . (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post) RIGHT: Democratic candidate for Colorado ’ s Sixth Congressional District Jason Crow speaks

The candidates

Crow is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served three tours as an Army Ranger and was awarded a Bronze Star. Crow was a member of the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs for five years before becoming a partner in a Colorado law firm.

In 2017, Crow defeated five-term incumbent Mike Coffman by 11 percent to become the first Democrat to represent the district in its 37-year history.  He currently sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the Small Business Committee.

House, Crow's challenger, has 35 years of experience working in the healthcare industry as an engineer, consultant, marketer and executive. In March 2015, he was elected as the chair of Colorado's Republican Party, remaining the chair of the party until late 2019 when he declared his intention to run for Congress. House's campaign platform is centered around lower taxes, affordable healthcare, and reforming the nation's immigration system.

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Colorado ’ s 6 th Congressional District will be ground zero this fall in the fight over control of the U.S. House . Technically, it’s a race between Democratic challenger Jason Crow , an attorney and former Army Ranger, and Republican incumbent Mike Coffman for the district that traces a half circle around

Crow is hoping to unseat five- term Rep . Mike Coffman in the suburban Denver district . 6 th Colorado congressional district candidate Jason Crow , left, talks with A few weeks later Jason Crow announced he was running to be the Democratic nominee for Colorado ’ s 6 th Congressional

The district

Colorados 6th Congressional District is located in north-central Colorado and contains much of the eastern section of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. It is home to all of Aurora, and parts of the cities of Littleton, Centennial, Brighton, and Henderson.

In the 2016 presidential election, the district voted Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump in a 50-41 percent split.

The money race

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Crow has raised $2.9 million–  over three times more than House with just $762,000 raised. House has only $425,000 in cash on hand remaining looking toward November, substantially less than Crow's $2.1 million remaining.

What experts say

The race between Crow and House is rated as "safe Democratic" by Inside Elections, The Cook Political Report, and Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

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