Ed Perlmutter

Age: 59
Party: Democract
Career Highlights: Colorado’s U.S. Representative (7th congressional district; 2007-present); law firm director at Berenbaum Weinshienk; Colorado State Senator (1995-2003)
Education: University of Colorado; J.D. University of Colorado
Website: www.perlmutterforcolorado.com
Twitter: @RepPerlmutter
Facebook: facebook.com/Ed4Colorado
Did You Know? While getting his law degree, Perlmutter worked as a construction laborer.
Hair: Windblown brown crop
Criticism: Perlmutter’s had a consistent stance when it comes to gun control, and as the representative for Aurora—a city that was devastated this summer after a mass shooting at a movie theater—Perlmutter has asserted his view and called for an assault weapon ban. The Centennial State is also very gun-friendly. Will the voters agree?
Polling: No current independent polling
Fundraising Total: $1,760,878 (FEC, as of 6/30/12)
Cash on Hand: $1,111,729

Three Great Stories About Perlmutter:
1. “Aurora theater shooting: Ed Perlmutter and the challenge of talking about gun control” by Sam Levin (Westword, July 27, 2012)

2. “Perlmutter aims for second term” by April M. Washington (Rocky Mountain News, October 13, 2008)

3. “Perlmutter won’t enter governor’s race” by Michael Riley (The Denver Post, January 1, 2010)

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I endorse Ed Perlmutter for the U.S. House:

Check out his opponent, Joe Coors.

Image via Ed Perlmutter