Democrats Still Struggling for Party Unity in Colorado ‘Toss Up’ District

By Todd Shepherd

Levi Tillemann, who is running in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District’s Democratic primary, is no longer openly criticizing the Democratic Party—but if you ask him if the primary process thus far has been fair, he cannot bring himself to say “yes.”

“One thing I’ve said in the past: I don’t really believe in the Republican concept of ‘trickle down’ economics,” Tillemann told the Washington Free Beacon in a recent phone interview. “But it doesn’t work in the political system either. We don’t want to be in a country where political parties are practicing ‘trickle down’ politics, where they give all the money and the resources to people who they perceive to be at the top and try to shut people out of the conversation.”

Tillemann upset the normal order last January when he blasted the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and accused House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of telling him he should drop out of the race earlier this year so the party could unify behind former Army Ranger Jason Crow.

Intra-party fighting such as this worried Democrats in the early campaign months of 2017, when they hoped to defeat incumbent Republican Mike Coffman and flip the most competitive district in a …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon