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Colorado's Congressional District 2
District 2 stretches from Eastern Eagle County to Northglenn and includes Larimer, Grand, Boulder, Gilpin, Summit, Clear Creek and Jefferson counties. Heading into the election is the incumbent Jared Polis who was first elected in 2008. The democrat congressman says his campaign is not taking this history for granted.
Polis is fending off a challenge after redistricting moved the mostly liberal district to include the more conservative Larimer County. District 2 holds the highest number of unaffiliated voters - 37 percent - of any of the state’s seven districts. Not since 1975 has a Republican represented the 2nd District.
Kevin Lundberg is the Republican candidate for District 2. A current Republican member of the Colorado State Senate, he has served in this position since 2009, representing the 15th district. Lundberg is Past Precinct Committee Person, District Captain, and Campaign Volunteer. He was a candidate for the Colorado State Senate in 1998. He then served in the Colorado State House of Representatives from 2002 to 2009. Lundberg prides himself as a businessman; he is the owner/operator of Lundberg Productions.
“In an average year, with average races, the Democrats are going to win the 2nd congressional district,” state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, says. “I don’t believe this is an average year.”
Lundberg’s political experience in both chambers of the state legislature means he has his own political record -- one that is clearly at odds with Polis’ but also that of libertarians including District 2 candidate Randy Luallin.
Luallin says that the libertarian party uses the Constitution as its framework through fairness, liberty, and justice. Randy promotes the libertarian view as a deficit cutting, fiscally responsible, and socially accepting party. To Luallin, the Libertarian party is the “best of both worlds.”
All candidates in the District 2 race are confident that their campaigns will lead to a successful race. Lundberg cautions voters and tells them to “hold onto their hats”, because this is going to be one close race.