BY PETER JONES
In what may be another sign of the changing face of the 6th Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman announced last week the launch of a Spanish-language Twitter account.
His office has called the new account “a continuing effort to proactively engage a rapidly growing Hispanic population of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District.”
The Twitter handle, @MiRepCoffmanCO, will be an additional online presence for the Republican congressman, who already makes regular posts in English.
“I am excited to be able to use Twitter to more effectively reach more of my constituents” Coffman said in a statement. “Making it even more special is announcing this on the 4th of July, a time our nation celebrates, together as one, our Independence Day”
Coffman is also slated launch a new website this month that will offer a “language widget” to make content on the site available in Spanish.
According to the U.S. Census, about about 20 percent of the 6th District’s 164,000 residents are of Hispanic background.
In 2014, Coffman and Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff held the district’s first televised debate in Spanish.
Four Democrats are seeking the nomination to challenge Coffman in November 2018.
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