Elise Thatcher reports on the 3rd CD for Morning Edition.
Our week-long coverage of the congressional races continues today with a look at Colorado’s third Congressional district. It is the state’s largest, covering much of the Western Slope and parts of Southern Colorado including Chimney Rock, the country’s newest national monument.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton of CD 3, Cory Gardner of CD 4, and Mike Coffman of CD 6 currently have Democratic challengers for their 2012 reelection races.
Credit Photo by Jody Hope Strogoff / The Colorado Statesman
We’re still 16 months way from the 2012 election. But this is the prime time for challengers to begin their campaigns - which is exactly what three Democrats have done recently for state congressional seats.