American Bridge calls on Mike Coffman to immediately return campaign donations from alleged insider trader Chris Collins 

American Bridge is calling on Congressman Mike Coffman to part with the thousands of dollars given to his campaign by the political action committee of Congressman Chris Collins, who was arrested and charged with insider trading this week by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Since 2013, Coffman has accepted a total of $3,000 from Collins’s committee, the Congressional House Republican in Service PAC.

“Chris Collins epitomizes the Republican culture of corruption in Washington and Mike Coffman should have returned this dirty money on Wednesday,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. “Coffman has used his office to back policies that help the wealthy at everyone else’s expense, and campaigning on that kind of record with money from an accused felon is unconscionable.”

Collins, a board member of Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, is alleged to have illegally arranged for his stock in the company to be dumped upon learning that the chief drug it was developing had proven to be […]

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CO Flashback: Coffman Called Social Security “Ponzi scheme”

With news breaking today that the national GOP is trying to draft Congressman Mike Coffman to run for Senate in Colorado, a reminder from 2011 that his record isn’t likely to pass the smell test:

POLITICO: Coffman on board with ‘Ponzi scheme’

Second-term Colorado GOP Rep. Mike Coffman is on board with Rick Perry’s characterization of Social Security, calling it a “Ponzi scheme” on a local radio show.

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Colorado’s Coffman and Gardner Are Two Peas in an Extreme, Bad for Colorado Pod

Last week, Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman couldn’t for the life of him remember the phrase “birth control,” while his colleague Congressman Cory Gardner unflinchingly pledged to a constituent that, if elected Senator, he would once again vote to restrict women’s access to health care services. Indeed, Colorado Congressmen Forgetful and Affirmative are two peas in a pod when it comes to limiting women’s health care rights.

In his bumbling attempt to appear sensitive to women’s issues, Coffman did manage to verbalize that he supports the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allows certain employers to limit women’s access to birth control, as previously required by the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. Setting aside, of course, the fact that forgetting birth control is not a luxury millions of women who rely on contraceptives for family planning and health reasons can afford, consider also that Coffman’s debate blank out is coming from a candidate who has previously supported the restrictive, anti-abortion ‘personhood’ measure that could ban common forms of birth control like the pill.

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