Candidates Fight for Immigrant Support in the 6th Congressional District Race

Immigration is, perhaps, the most polarizing topic in modern American politics, and President Trump’s focus on legal and illegal immigration and the political polarization his policies and rhetoric have generated in his first nineteen months in office have made it an especially hot-button topic that stirs debate in dive bars and on Capitol Hill alike.

The 6th Congressional District race, however, is not so much of a battle over immigration as much as it is a battle for immigrants themselves. It’s one of the increasingly rare American political races where both Democrats and Republicans are actively, openly and successfully courting votes from immigrant communities. And the fight between Republican incumbent Mike Coffman and Democrat Jason Crow over the district that encompasses Aurora could even flip the House of Representatives this fall.

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