Angie Paccione

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Angie Paccione was a Democratic candidate for the 4th Congressional district of Colorado

Angie Paccione was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 4th Congressional District (map) of Colorado. She was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.).


Positions, record and controversies


Born in 1960 in the South Bronx, Paccione graduated from Stanford University in 1983. Upon graduation, she played basketball professionally for several years before retiring to become a counselor at a center for at risk youth and eventually a high school teacher. In 1998, she earned her PhD in education from Colorado State University. In 2002, Paccione was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives from Colorado's House District 53, representing western Fort Collins; in her second term, she rose to become Majority Caucus Chair after Democrats gained control of the assembly in 2004.[1]

2006 elections

In September 2005, Paccione announced her intention to challenge incumbent Republican Marilyn Musgrave for Colorado's 4th district Congressional seat. Paccione has attacked Musgrave for having "a very singular focus on this [gay marriage], and that’s been all that she does".[2] Paccione has used Musgrave's opposition to gay marriage as a means to tie Musgrave to "a massive failure of leadership ... on the federal level".[3]

Paccione has focused a lot of her attention on making Colorado a hub of alternative energy technologies.[4] She has been endorsed by the Denver Post over Musgrave.[5]

Paccione lost the election in 2006 and Musgrave retained her seat. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006)[6]

2008 elections

Paccione was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[7][8]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.

Committees and affiliations


Paccione will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.


More background data

Background information on Marilyn Musgrave, whom Angie Paccione challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:


Email: info AT
Phone: (970) 224-9370
Mail: P.O. Box 1292
Fort Collins, CO 80522

Articles and resources

See also


  1. "About Angie," Angie Paccione for Congress.
  2. Greg Giroux. "Musgrave’s Priorities at Issue in Increasingly Close Colo. 4 Race," New York Times. September 28, 2006.
  3. Greg Giroux. "The CQPolitics Interview: Angie Paccione (Colo. 4)," CQ. September 2006.
  4. Greg Giroux. "The CQPolitics Interview: Angie Paccione (Colo. 4)," CQ. September 2006.
  5. "Paccione's winning energy," Denver Post. October 27, 2007.
  6. "2006 Colorado Elections," Center for Responsive Politics.
  7. 2008 Race Tracker page on Colorado’s 4th Congressional District
  8. Paccione's FEC filings for the 2007-08 election cycle

External resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

External articles