Republicans Keep Edge In Colorado’s U.S. House Delegation

November 7, 2012 11:17 AM

Republicans Keep Edge In Colorado’s U.S. House Delegation
" DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s U.S. House delegation will continue to be a mix of red and blue after all seven incumbents easily won re-election despite the contentious battle over redistricting last year.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and freshman Republican Rep. Scott Tipton won by comfortable margins Tuesday in seats that were considered competitive. Both led their opponents by more than 10 points.

Republican Rep. Mike Coffman also won easily over Democrat Joe Miklosi, a state lawmaker. Coffman’s seat in the southern Denver suburbs was competitive for the first time because of redistricting.

WEB EXTRA: Coffman Victory Speech

Republicans continue to hold a 4-3 edge in the Colorado House delegation.

Perlmutter’s victory over Republican Joe Coors, the great-grandson of brewery founder Adolph Coors, cements his reputation as one of the toughest Democrats to beat in Colorado. Perlmutter faced a vigorous challenge in the 7th District from Coors, who invested $3.1 million in his campaign.

WEB EXTRA: Perlmutter’s Victory Speech

Tipton’s defeat of Democratic state lawmaker Sal Pace in the 3rd District makes him a force to be reckoned with "

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