You may remember this web ad from Mike Collins, a disabled Vietnam veteran who expressed his displeasure at Marilyn Musgrave and her inability to understand what it really means to support our troops.
Well, Mike has decided to step up and make a bid for the House seat being left vacant by a departing Tom Tancredo.
From the Denver Post
Vietnam vet seeks Tancredo's House seat
ARAPAHOE COUNTY - A Vietnam veteran says he is running for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Tom Tancredo.
Democrat Mike Collins, 56, says he has been actively involved with the Democratic Party, including serving on precinct committees. He also blogs about politics, he said.
"I think Mike Coffman is going to have a lot to worry about with my candidacy," said Collins, who is disabled and speaks through a mechanical device because, he said, he got larynx cancer from Agent Orange, a defoliant used in Vietnam.
Coffman, Colorado secretary of state and a Republican, has every intention of running, his spokesman has said. "
There will likely be a primary on the Republican side, as registration in this district favors the Republicans. The early front runner for the (R) ticket is Secretary of State Mike Coffman. The GOP is not too thrilled about allowing the Democratic Governor the opportunity to replace the oversight of Colorado elections in an election year, and have been pressuring Coffman not to run.
If Coffman, who is already getting staffed up to make the bid, officially files, the pressure will be on him to at least vacate his office sooner rather than later so that the Republicans can mount a realistic effort to replace the appointee on the Nov. '08 ballot.
Also rumored to be looking at the seat for the Democrats is Colorado University Regent Steve Ludwig, who is weighing the financial consequences of what would be an expensive race.