Countdown Coffman: 25 Years of Failed Leadership

With 25 Days Until Election Day Ends, Voters in CO-6 Begin the Countdown to the End of Congressman Mike Coffman’s Political Career

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at

AURORA: With 25 days until ballots are counted in Colorado, voters in and around Aurora are looking forward to the end of Congressman Mike Coffman’s 25 years in elected office. To mark the occasion, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, announced the launch of “Countdown Coffman” (@buhbyecoffman) to highlight 25 reasons why Colorado voters are anxious to put an end to nearly three decades of failed leadership.

“Colorado voters are counting down the days until we can officially put an end to 25 years of mismanagement and poor representation from Mike Coffman,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Mike Coffman has been on the public dole since 1989, but you’d have a hard time arguing that Colorado is better off as a result.”

“It takes more than sitting in office to stand up for Colorado,” said Runyon-Harms. “It’s time for a change.”

Each day from now through Nov. 4, ProgressNow Colorado will highlight another reason why “Countdown Coffman” continues to gain momentum. A different item will be featured every day on the Twitter account @buhbyecoffman and via ProgressNow Colorado’s Facebook page. The first Countdown Coffman item begins with the number 25:

The last Colorado politician to spend 25 years in elected office was Sen. Wayne Allard, who gracefully retired in 2008. Colorado has been letting Mike Coffman sleep on the living room couch long enough.