GOP Rep Coffman Loses Reelection Bid, Giving Dems Another Pickup

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 30: Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., leaves the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
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November 6, 2018 10:13 p.m.

Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman lost his reelection bid Tuesday, pushing Democrats one seat closer to retaking control of the House of Representatives.

NBC News and CNN called the race for Democrat Jason Crow.

Coffman was expected to lose his race in his Democratic-leaning district outside of Denver. The Congressional Leadership Fund canceled its TV advertising reservations for Coffman in late September.

The Republican nominee faced intense backlash even before President Trump took office, with constituents showing up in droves at his town halls to urge him to protect Obamacare.

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