Democrats hope that military veterans can help the candidate, the party capture the house

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Democrats are looking to flip a Republican seat in Colorado

Veteran Jason Crow, is the application of skills learned in the military to overthrow his campaign, 5-term Republican Congressman Mike Coffman, a veteran himself; Peter Doocy reports from Centennial, Colorado.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Jason Crow is not only to replace to Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., as a U.S. Congressman. He hopes to replace Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the Democratic leaders in Congress to.

“We just need a new generation of leaders who are ready to get up and move in the past, this culture, we Crow said in Washington now,”.

Crow is one of 17 military veterans on the congressional ballot all over the country, recruited by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC. Democrats hope to believe that candidates who have served in the armed forces circles of energy, GOP strongholds, are that military heroes have a strong shot at wooing conservative voters.

Jason Crow, the democratic candidate for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, hopes that his military background will help him, the disempowerment of the established.

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“Veterans have incredible records of service to our country and communities, and Jason Crow is an incredible example of these men and women to serve the intensification again. Across the country these candidates inspire the base and prevent the Republicans successfully put them in ideological boxes,” said Molly Mitchell, a DCCC spokeswoman.


Mitchell said the party worked hard to recruit veteran candidates.

“The DCCC knew that the voters would flock to the stabilizing influences of the veterans, the candidates and worked tirelessly to recruit, which is a historical number of these patriots,” she said.

During a speech at the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention in Charlotte, N. C., Crow turned to the crowd by insisting, “I’m not a politician – I’m a veteran.”

Now that he is on a ballot, Crow ‘ s argument it would not be a politician in an argument that he is independent.

Mike Coffman, R-Color., carefully Coloradans is trying to show that he is not too comfortable with the President – who is, this district lost in the year 2016.

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“When I served in Iraq and Afghanistan, it didn’t matter whether someone said a Republican or a Democrat or an independent,” Crow. “We had a job to do and we have found a way to get it done.”

But Coffman, the incumbent, emphasized he is quite the independent streak of his own.

“People ask me, what do you think about Trump? Honestly, I said don ‘ T care for him a lot,” Coffman in a 2016 campaign ad.

Coffman is still trying carefully to show Coloradans that he is not too comfortable with the President – who is, this district lost in the year 2016.

“The only time the President had to reach for my voice, I said no,” Coffman said.

But that doesn’t mean Coffman is always the policy of the President “at arms length”.

“This district has said the benefits of tax cuts, deregulation, we have incredibly low unemployment,” Coffman.

The Fox News Power Rankings have rated the Coffman against Crow fight as a toss-up, but Coffman is still confident that he can convince the Democrats to support him, in this district, which was redrawn in the last few years.

“I was in an Ethiopian event last night, where Democrats are registered, but they are said to organize for my campaign,” Coffman.

Peter Doocy is currently a Washington, DC-based correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2009 as a General assignment reporter based in New York office.

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