Colorado Dem Says He Could Run For Congress, If He Doesn’t Have To Campaign Too Hard
Democratic State Representative Yadira Caraveo of Thornton wants a promotion, but doesn’t seem to want to work too hard for the new job.
Caraveo announced Tuesday that he will run in his party’s primaries to represent the eighth congressional district, yet to be created.
But that’s only if Thornton joins the new district.
If not, Caraveo says it doesn’t matter, she says she would be a great congresswoman, but only if she doesn’t have to compete against Ed Perlmutter, the Democrat who currently represents Thornton and is the most useless member of the Colorado congressional delegation.
Why does Caraveo think she is a great congresswoman? Because she is a doctor and would be the first Latina elected to a seat in Congress by the Democratic Party.
She checks boxes, and that’s what Democrats care most about in their elected officials.
Colorado Republican Party Chair Kristi Burton Brown disagrees that Caraveo is a great representative of Coloradans, because Caraveo supports the removal of TABOR and opposes the choice of schools, which are popular here. among voters.
“The new 8th district will seek a representative who focuses on the future of Colorado, not the same failed liberal agenda of the past.” Brown said.
As a legislator in the state House of Representatives, Caraveo is also remembered for raising taxes on tobacco, restricting the amount of marijuana concentrates that Colorado residents can purchase, and cosponsoring a law to increase sex education in K-12 schools. . Denver Post reports.
“My dad always taught us growing up that you don’t wait for people to tell you what they need. You jump in, anticipate what their needs are and do everything possible to help them, ”he said about his decision. “I saw an opportunity to help my community and decided to get involved.”
But as Caraveo said, she only wants to get involved and help her community if she is drawn to the new district with an available seat.
So it’s good news for Coloradans that Caraveo says he won’t run to be our great congressman if he really has to campaign against an incumbent.
That attitude gives voters a very good indication of what kind of representative she would be for Colorado, a little looser than Perlmutter.