Morgan Carroll formally nominated by Dems for CD6 race against Rep. Mike Coffman

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AURORA | So much for Perry Haney, again.

State Sen. Morgan Carroll, seen here July 6 at the Aurora Sentinel office, will be running for Congress. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
State Sen. Morgan Carroll, seen here July 6 at the Aurora Sentinel office, is running for Congress. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

Term-limited state Sen. Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, received the nomination of the Democratic Party for the 6th Congressional District race this year, the unanimous pick of the almost 300 delegates assembled Sunday, April 10, at Overland High School.

Carroll, who was the first Democratic candidate to announce for CD6, faced a virtually nonexistent challenge from Greenwood Village spinal physician Perry Haney, who filed to run about two weeks after Carroll’s announcement last summer. Haney previously ran for the CD6 nomination in 2012 before eventually dropping out.

By the time Democrats gathered over the weekend to make it official, the full delegation was behind Carroll, who said she was “honored” by the unanimous nomination.

“This furthers our resolve that our people-powered campaign, based on the voices of the community, will prevail in November.” Carroll said, “Thank you to all the CD6 delegates, volunteers and grassroots activists for supporting my campaign.”

Carroll will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, in the Nov. 8 general election.

Among those who spoke in favor of Carroll for the CD6 nomination were fellow state Sen. Mary Hodge, D-Brighton; state Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton; and former state Rep. Joe Miklosi, who was the Democratic candidate for CD6 in 2012.

Carroll has represented Aurora for the past 12 years in the state Legislature, including previously serving as Senate Minority Leader. She stepped down from that post prior to the current legislative session while running for Congress.