I haven’t commented much on the Republican primary in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, but I wrote in a post two weeks ago:
The primary race for the safe Republican seat now appears to be mainly between Coffman and State Senator Ted Harvey.
I’ve been aware of the word on the street (and in the press) that Wil Armstrong, son of former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong, was interested in throwing his hat into the ring. But not having sources that could confirm any activity coming from that corner, I didn’t give attention to his candidacy.
Until yesterday, that is, when I received a Thanksgiving card from the Wil Armstrong family with a friendly message on the inside and a family portrait on the front. Nothing overtly political about the card at all. Even so, two key facts are worth considering here: 1) I’ve never met Wil Armstrong or any member of his immediate family; and 2) I don’t live in the 6th Congressional District.
I’m not sure what list my name and address came from to receive this card, though I could venture a few guesses. For now, I’ll consider it a friendly introduction.
But perhaps it’s also a subtle indication that Armstrong is a serious contender for the 6th Congressional District. And perhaps he or someone close to him has read this blog (after all, it was exactly 18 months ago I published a report on the Republican State Assembly written by his then 11-year-old daughter Elizabeth) and wants to see more attention. Well, if so, it worked.
I stand a bit afar from events in the 6th to handicap the race too well. Will it be Secretary of State Mike Coffman, State Senator Ted Harvey, State Senator Steve Ward, or Armstrong? With such a short timeline to caucus and the assembly, along with a crowded and well-qualified field, I’m not brave enough to venture any predictions. Maybe a conservative blogger who lives in the 6th can give more insight.
For now, I’ll just graciously accept the warm Thanksgiving wishes from the Wil Armstrong family.