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Colorado’s most anti-gay state senator eyes Jared Polis’ congressional seat

Colorado’s most anti-gay state senator eyes Jared Polis’ congressional seat

DENVER — State Sen. Kevin Lundberg is contemplating a run for Congress.

Lundberg, perhaps the most conservative state senator and most definitely the most anti-gay lawmaker under the dome, tweeted he might want to advance his political career to Washington D.C.

Kevin Lundberg

And who does he plan to take down on his road to the capital? Well, out gay Congressman Jared Polis of Boulder.

Lundberg was the most vocal advocate against the 2011 Colorado Civil Union Act introduced by Sen. Pat Steadman and Rep. Mark Ferrandino.

Lundberg led the unsuccessful fight to stop the bill in the Senate. It passed in that chamber with bipartisan support. But that didn’t stop Lundberg from continuing his crusade against the legislation. The day the bill was heard before the House Judiciary Committee (where it eventually died), Lundberg led a protest and prayer group on the east side of the Capitol while supporters rallied on the west steps.

Now with Congressional redistricting set, we can all expect to see more folks lining up to run for Congress.

KDVR-TV reports:

Lundberg’s launched a website,, to gauge support and hopes to make a decision by the end of the year.

“If the support is sufficient, we’ll move forward,” he said.

Lundberg’s announcement is a head scratcher. While its true Polis’ district now includes part of Larimer County (far more conservative then Boulder County), the seat is still considered safe for Democrats. Couple that with Polis’ money and influence on fundraising and you’d think only a crazy person would step up for that kind of a fight.

Then again, maybe we’ll just leave it at that.

Nic Garcia is the senior managing editor of Out Front Colorado.
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