Editor’s Note: This post was published before the November 6 U.S. midterm elections. The results show Jason Crow defeating Mike Coffman by 10 points (54.1 by 42.9)
Without a doubt, one of the hottest races in the 2018 U.S. midterm election is being fought in Colorado’s Front Range which includes Aurora, Centennial, Brighton, and the surrounding cities of Denver and Littleton.
The African community in Colorado has been the subject of many a news story in past election cycles. But not like in the 2018 midterm election. The reason: the stakes could not be higher for the Democratic party, especially if they want to take back the House of Representatives, and even so if Democrats want to stop the agenda of President Donald Trump. Whether this comes to pass or not is another story.
Also, I define “community” as not just people of African descent living in the district, but also friends of the community, those who work with them and advocate on their behalf. This includes primarily African-Americans, business people, and the public that supports their ideas and well-being.