Time Magazine singled out Rep. Mike Coffman as one of a handful of Congressmen who are actually getting work done in a Congress that is largely viewed as being completely devoid of passing legislation. This spells bad news for his opponent, Andy Romanoff, who has been trying to brand him as a do-nothing Congressman. As Time writes:
While gridlock and inter-party polarity may keep bills from turning into law, it hasn’t kept legislators from sponsoring new ones. They’ve introduced 8,327 bills and resolutions so far, putting them on pace to reach about 11,750 by the end of the session.
But not all congresspeople contribute equally to this tally. The most noteworthy members have sponsored between 69 and 78 bills this session.
…Some of the more ineffective members of congress may want to ask the remaining two—D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Representative Mike Coffman—about their secret to getting bills passed outside of a leadership role. [the Peak emphasis]
This certainly is an inconvenience for Romanoff and the false narrative he’s trying to create that Coffman is an ineffective legislator. Then again, Romanoff may believe his false narrative isn’t that outlandish. We mean, he had no problem standing next to Howard Dean last week as Dean called military veteran Coffman un-American. Then again, Romanoff probably equates his decision to move from his liberal-enclave of downtown Denver out to the suburbs to be just as brave as Coffman’s military tours during Desert Storm and the second Iraq war.
It’s more than a week later and Romanoff still has not released any public statements denouncing Dean’s outrageous attacks on Coffman. Surely, the constituents of CD6 deserve a Congressman who won’t passively stand by as liberal-extremists rant.
Even the Left echo-chamber is beginning to wonder if their hero to the rescue is really a chump; last week they were self-soothing by remembering at least he wasn’t Joe Miklosi; damning with faint praise as Miklosi is viewed as one of the worst candidates in recent Colorado politics.