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Mike Coffman

Michael "Mike" Coffman (born March 19, 1955) is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district, serving since 2009, and a former ... More »Michael "Mike" Coffman (born March 19, 1955) is the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district, serving since 2009, and a former Secretary of State of Colorado. He is a member of the Republican Party. Michael Coffman was born on March 19, 1955 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to Harold and Dorothy Coffman, and is one of five children. His father served in the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, and after 1964, at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. In 1972, Coffman enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was assigned to a mechanized infantry battalion. The following year, he earned a high school diploma through an army program. Leaving active duty for the U.S. Army Reserve in 1974, he entered the University of Colorado, graduating in 1979. He also studied at Vaishnav College in Chennai, India, and the University of Veracruz in Mexico for a year. Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, Coffman transferred from the Army Reserve to the United States... [ Wikipedia ]

CNN’s GUT CHECK for October 21, 2013 – CNN Political Ticker

But according to the two political handicapping publications, there is only one sitting Republican House member in a truly toss-up fight for his re-election: Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado. Coffman represents Colorado's 6th district - an area that includes suburban ...

Personhood Flip Flop the Right Move for Gardner and Coffman

Both Rep. Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman made headlines this week for coming about against the current Personhood proposal that will appear on Colorado’s 2014 ballot. Both Coffman and Gardner are reversing past stances that were in favor of similar proposals. The Personhood ...

Rep. Coffman Not Ready To Support Military Strike In Syria

DENVER (CBS4) – Members of Congress are split over whether to use military force in Syria, and Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado, says he’s not ready to support a military strike. Coffman told CBS4’s Howard Nathan that President Barack Obama has a tough sell ahead of him. He said he ...

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Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos Reject the Ballot Box Altogether

They also hope to snatch the House district, including Aurora, from Representative Mike Coffman, a Republican. His Democratic rival is Andrew Romanoff, a former State House speaker. While Mr. Coffman lately has moderated his stance on immigration, Mr. Gardner has not. He has ...

Votes are there to break shutdown, but not the will – CNN Political Ticker

Likewise on Tuesday, Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado anounced he supported a government funding bill with no strings attached in a Denver Post opinion-editorial. Other Republican members, like Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, would not confirm a report from the Miami Herald ...

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Gardner: Personhood a 'settled issue' in Colorado

Gardner made his comments as a second Colorado Republican in Congress, Rep. Mike Coffman, also jettisoned his support for personhood proposals. Coffman, who faces a difficult re-election challenge this fall, supported the measures in Colorado in 2008 and 2010. He did not take a ...

House asks VA for presumptive conditions for Gulf War vets

"As a veteran of the Persian Gulf war, I am keenly aware of issues adversely impacting the health of veterans who served in that theater beginning in 1990," wrote Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., in a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. If a veteran is diagnosed with a ...

Mike Coffman, Andrew Romanoff launch battle for congress from Colorado

AURORA — What could become the most expensive and competitive U.S. House race in the country kicked off with largely symbolic events this weekend as Republican Congressman Mike Coffman and Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff rallied supporters. Coffman is vying for a fourth term ...

Do You Still Oppose Abortion, Even for Rape or Incest? | 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 Coffman (or Gardner) the logical follow-up question: What is your position ...

Can GOP neutralize immigration as election issue?

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman represents this fast-changing district. He's among a few vulnerable Republican members in line to be targeted by immigrant rights advocates if the House doesn't pass an immigration bill before the November election that would offer legal status to millions of ...

Can GOP Neutralize Immigration as Election Issue?

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman represents this fast-changing district. He's among a few vulnerable Republican members in line to be targeted by immigrant rights advocates if the House doesn't pass an immigration bill before the November election that would offer legal status to millions of ...

Media omission: Coffman favors re-deployment of advisory troops in Iraq

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. military personnel to Iraq, if they were invited, to serve in an advisory role. Asked by KNUS talk-show host Dan Caplis if he'd support "boots ...

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

But somehow 9News' Aug. 21 "Truth Test" of an ad attacking Rep. Mike Coffman got by me. It was the ad showing photos of ostriches and claiming that Coffman has his head in the sand about global warming. 9News' Brandon Rittiman concluded that, even though part of the ad is an ...

Coffman Thinks 'Radical Environmentalists' Control A Lot of Global Warming Research

Responding for the first time to a League of Conservation Voters' ad portraying him as an "ostrich," with his head in the sand, for denying that humans are contributing to global warming, Rep. Mike Coffman told Denver radio-host Mike Rosen Wed. that "a lot" of the research grants on ...

Coffman Again Walking Back Extreme Statement

I reported last week that Rep. Mike Coffman said on a radio show that America is in a "Constitutional crisis," because of Obama's "abusive interpretation of the Constitution. " Sounds bad, even in the paranoid and crisis-filled world you find on conservative talk radio. When asked for a ...

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

Rep. Mike Coffman is on record opposing embryonic stem-cell research, but that didn't stop the Colorado Republican from touring a stem-cell laboratory at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and tweeting, "Happy to get the chance to tour the Stem Cell Research facility. " A ...

In Colorado, redistricting isn't everything

That Democratic map moved Republican Rep. Mike Coffman from a safe district to a more competitive one. Even so, Coffman won re-election in 2012 in a district President Barack Obama carried by 5 points. And Republicans still outnumber Democrats in the state's congressional ...

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2nd GOP hopeful disavows personhood measures

Rep. Mike Coffman's re-election campaign said Tuesday that the congressman no longer supports granting a fertilized egg the same legal rights as a person. Coffman's Democratic challenger had demanded he reject the proposals, which were overwhelmingly rejected at the ballot box by ...

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Congress Confronts VA Over Gulf War Illness Research

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), a Marine Corps veteran who served in the Gulf War and is on the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee, introduced the Gulf War Health Research Reform Act of 2014 earlier this month with co-sponsors Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine). ...

Rep. Coffman urges action on pot banking bill

DENVER (AP) — Rep. Mike Coffman is urging action on legislation that would allow legalized marijuana businesses to use commercial banks. Republican Coffman is one of the co-sponsors of the proposal, which is stuck in a House of Representatives subcommittee. He writes in his letter to ...

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