CD-6 Debate Tonight

It might have been a long time coming, but it’s finally here.

Tonight, Democratic challenger Bill Winter will spar with incumbent Tom Tancredo in the only debate the 6th congressional district candidates have had.

It will be broadcast on KBDI Channel 12 at 8:00 pm.According to reporters who witnessed the event while in taping, Tancredo and Winter argued strongly over the economy, while coming to a strange consensus on the occupation of Iraq.

Rolling Stone Magazine recently labeled Tom Tancredo one of the worst congressmen in the United States, giving the representative the moniker “Mr. Bigotry.”

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