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State Senator Don Coram discusses his run for Colorado's Third Congressional District

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Laura Palmisano
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Colorado State Senator Don Coram

Don Coram is running against Lauren Boebert to represent Colorado’s Third Congressional District, which includes Southwest Colorado, in the US House of Representatives. Coram grew up and went to school in Montrose. His family worked in ranching and stockyards, and Coram has also worked in the oil and gas industry.

He was first elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2010 and served three terms. During his fourth term, he moved over to the State Senate to fill the vacancy left by former Senator Ellen Roberts.  He has been in the Senate, representing Southwest Colorado there, for six years. He has served on the agriculture, state affairs, judiciary and transportation committees.

As a candidate for US House District Three he is collecting signatures for a petition to get on the Republican ballot to challenge Lauren Boebert. He has limited time to campaign as a busy senator, but his fundraising is picking up speed from Republican voters who seek a moderate candidate.

Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s Kate Redmond sat down with Coram to discuss his plans.