Colorado House of Representatives CD-3 Candidates
John Salazar is the incumbent and has been in Congress for 6 years. Scott Tipton is presently in the state legislature and ran against John in '08. After a somewhat contentious primary is now poised to face him again.
John's a blue dog Democrat and Scott's a moderate Republican. So they probably agree more often than they disagree (although you will never hear that in the campaign - from either).
I think the big issue to face is that seniority is everything in the house and John has 6 years seniority. In addition John is on the House Appropriations Committee, which, because it determines funding, is immensely powerful.
Scott Tipton [R]
Scott is a good legislator and has done a good job representing his district in the state legislature. (I have asked Scott for an interview.)
If you're dissatisfied with the job John has done and/or want a Republican in there even at the cost of seniority and Appropriations, vote for Scott.
John Salazar [D]
John has done a superb job representing his district and reflecting the wishes of the voters in CD-3. He's also a class act. John Salazar Interview.
If you're happy with the job John has done and/or want to retain the advantage of his seniority and position on Appropriations, vote for John.
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