Colorado: Perlmutter Looking for Another Election Strike

Posted March 23, 2009 at 6:10pm

Second-term Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D) will again be reaching out to Colorado’s kegler contingent with his second annual “Pins for Perlmutter— bowling event Friday.

Bowlers can show off their skills for a mere $250 per person at the evening event. Those who wish to sponsor a lane will have to shell out $2,400.

Perlmutter is billing the event as a way to demonstrate his campaign’s momentum ahead of the March 31 first-quarter fundraising deadline. At the end of last year, Perlmutter had more than half a million dollars in his campaign account.

The suburban Denver 7th district seat Perlmutter now holds was hotly contested in 2002, 2004 and 2006, when Perlmutter won an open-seat race. But the Congressman was not targeted by the GOP and cruised to re-election in 2008.

Community activist Brian Campbell (R) has expressed an interest in taking on Perlmutter this cycle, though the Congressman is not viewed as particularly vulnerable and was not named to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Frontline— list of the most endangered incumbents.