Feb 2, 2013 11:39 AM by Matt Stafford

Romanoff announces plans to run for U.S. House

Former Colorado Houser Speaker Andrew Romanoff, a democrat, has filed the necessary paper work and says he's running against republican Rep. Mike Coffman for Colorado's 6th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014.

In a press release, Romanoff says the increased partisanship in Washington D.C. is part of his reason for running.

"Our state has no patience for ideological extremism or intransigence," Romanoff is quoted as saying.

On Saturday Romanoff is planning rallies at Democratic Party meetings in Adams and Douglas Counties, as well as in Aurora.

Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives and eventually became the House Speaker before becoming term-limited. Romanoff also ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010 but lost to Michael Bennet in the democratic primary.

Rep. Coffman was elected to the seat in 2008 after Rep. Tom Tancredo retired.



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