FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2017
Millennial Candidate to run against Republican incumbent Mike Coffman
Littleton, CO-Gabriel McArthur, 25, formally registered with the Federal Elections Commission, will run as a Democrat for Colorado's congressional district six in the 2018 election. Having lived in many different parts of the district throughout his life, he is hoping to energize citizens who have disengaged from the political process with bold policy positions.
He opposes the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and favors publicly funded elections. His platform would call for the drastic transition from fossil fuel energy to renewable technologies and believes Colorado could become a hub for manufacturing in the green energy industry. He also considers the potential of non-psychoactive hemp as a commodity that could create jobs and boost our GDP.
He points to single-payer as a particularly strong focus of his campaign, stating, "The Republicans centered their rhetoric around repealing the Affordable Care Act, but when an opportunity to do just that arose, they rolled out The American Healthcare Act half-baked and falling short of addressing the needs of all Americans."
The young candidate began his political involvement as one of Colorado’s delegates for Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He controversially broke with the party last November to vote for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in support of her Green New Deal. He admits his open disdain for many top Democrats could be risky, but could also present some crossover appeal with voters outside the party.
Gabriel has yet to formally kick off his campaign, but expects to announce a series of town hall meetings and small dollar fundraising efforts by early summertime 2017.
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