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The Latest: Coffman defiant at jeers during town hall

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s town hall in suburban Denver (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman tells an angry crowd that he’ll oppose Donald Trump at the right time but won’t do it every day.

Coffman held his first town hall of the year Wednesday night. It was packed with anti-Trump constituents who booed the congressman. Coffman had pledged to stand up to Trump during his re-election campaign last year in a district won by Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Coffman said the president and members of congress should be forced by law to release their tax returns. But he insisted he could not force Trump to do that retroactively.

He grew visibly frustrated at jeers from the crowd saying “Those of you on the extreme left will never be satisfied until Trump” leaves office.

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2 a.m.

Republican congressman Mike Coffman is holding his first town hall of the Trump administration Wednesday.

Coffman’s town hall will run for one hour from 6 pm to 7 pm. It is open only to people who signed up for tickets. Questioners will be selected based on a lottery and signs are barred.

Those precautions are to try to prevent the confrontations other Republicans have faced in town halls this year. Coffman represents a district won by Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. He is often targeted by Democrats seeking to replace him.

Coffman supported the Republican health care bill this year. Coffman was already confronted by a hostile crowd over his positions in January when he met constituents at a library. He left that event through the back door.

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