Colorado's 7th District : Interview With Ed Perlmutter

The congressional race in Colorado's 7th District has been referred to as one of the most important for Democrats in taking back the House in November, 2006. It's the seat currently held by Republican Bob Beauprez, who is vacating it to run for Governor. There are three Democrats vying for the primary, Peggy Lamm, Ed Perlmutter and Herb Rubenstein. The Republican challenger will be Rick O'Donnell (for whom Dick Cheney came to town in recent months to fundraise.)

Politicians are reaching out to bloggers to get their message across. A few months ago I spent two hours interviewing Peggy Lamm at a local eatery and she followed up with a phone call. This Tuesday, I spent two hours with Ed Perlmutter at a downtown Starbucks.

I just posted my interview with Ed Perlmutter over at 5280, Denver's superb monthly glossy magazine, where I blog on local issues. My post on my followup phone call with Peggy is here. My post on Ed came out much more detailed, so I'm going to write more on Peggy and what she had to say during our two hour interview soon. Colorado Pols reports that Peggy just did a campaign shakeup.

Bottom line: I was very impressed by both Ed and Peggy, have added both to my Act Blue list, and am really glad I don't live in the 7th District so I don't have to choose between them.

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