Democrats have a fight to represent the newly designed sixth congressional district. An ill-known two-term state legislator, Joe Miklosi, is being challenged by physician (chiropractor), Perry Haney.
Neither candidate has any name identification among Democrats in the district and both candidates will need exceptional campaigns to beat Mike Coffman, a skilled Republican campaigner, during an era that has been notably short of them (2010 was an exception in the last half decade).
Kurtis Lee just covered the primary in the Denver Post (http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_19605788).
Miklosi will hug the party and Haney will spend money.
“‘Initially, Miklosi struggled with being the legitimate candidate, and he’s survived that as there’s no substantial Democrats running against him in the primary,’ said political analyst Floyd Ciruli. ‘So now he doesn’t dare give any legitimacy to Haney, who is truly an outsider.’
By contrast, Ciruli said Haney, in positioning himself as the outsider, is banking that all incumbents — even two-term state legislators — will fall hard in defeat next year.
‘Money will be a tremendous factor, as it always is,’ Ciruli said. ‘And if Haney wants to spend his, he can get that visibility on radio and TV and no doubt be competitive in a primary.’”
The decision will be in the newly established primary of June 26, 2012.