Winter Fundraiser Features Presidential Contender

An event to raise money for congressional candidate Bill Winter will be held this evening in Denver, with the keynote speaker being Virginia Governor Mark Warner. Also attending the event will be Democratic candidates Ed Perlmutter (CD-7), Angie Paccione (CD-4), and Jay Fawcett (CD-5).Winter, who is challenging Rep. Tom Tancredo in the sixth congressional district, won an Internet contest  last July, with the prize being a fundraiser attened by Warner. Winter competed against other national Democratic candidates for the reward, and won when a majority of on-line voters choose him.

Such an event could give much needed money to a campaign competing against a four-term incumbent like Tancredo. After the event, there will be a Q&A session with Winter, answering questions the media may have about the campaign.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at