Former state Rep. Phil Covarrubias is testing the political waters for a potential run against U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, the freshman Democrat holding one of the most vulnerable congressional seats up for grabs in 2020.
The working-class Latino, who calls himself a moderate conservative and also belongs to a union, says he won’t get into identity politics, but can’t help noting he’s a perfect fit for the diverse district.
From Colorado Politics:
He supports President Trump, a fellow Republican, “but I think he needs to tone down the rhetoric a little bit.”
“I think the president, for the most part, is strong but fair,” he said.
Interestingly, Covarrubias is also tough on sanctuary cities and cracking down on crimes committed by illegal immigrants, Colorado Politics reports.
He would be an interesting candidate for Crow to deal with if he decides to run, and would certainly make for an interesting campaign.
One thing is for certain, if Republicans are serious about taking back that congressional district, their best shot is next year.
The freshman Crow has yet to distinguish himself on any significant policy matter, and has spent most of his short career demanding red carpet tours of ICE facilities for members of Congress.