Final Stretch For Perlmutter, Coors May Be Close

October 31, 2012 3:31 PM

Final Stretch For Perlmutter, Coors May Be Close
" THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — The suburban Denver congressional district that held one of the nation’s closest contests 10 years ago is gearing up for another nail-biter.

This is where three-term Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter is trying to hang on to his seat against a well-funded — and well-known — candidate in Joe Coors Jr., a member of the famous beer-brewing family whose name adorns the Colorado Rockies baseball stadium.

That old saying that every vote counts? This is a place where it’s been proven to be a fact — and often repeated. If you’re running for the 7th Congressional District, which surrounds Denver with working-class suburbs, you know that Republican Bob Beauprez won the seat in 2002 with 121 votes. It was the district’s first congressional election.

Perlmutter, 59, has shown himself to be tough for Republicans to beat since being elected in 2006. He’s racked up victories that have exceeded 10-point margins every time he’s been re-elected. Perlmutter said recently he believes his campaign has made headway with early voting "

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