Brian Walsh

With less than three weeks until Election Day, the campaign for Colorado’s Third Congressional District is in full swing.  Recent polling show Republican Scott Tipton leading incumbent Democrat John Salazar by eight points, and Tipton’s conservative message is clearly resonating.

Coloradans are tired of Salazar’s behavior in Washington and won’t be fooled by his attempts to rebrand himself as an independent.  His reckless D.C. habits – among which he approved $1.2 trillion in new spending – are outshined only by his failure to help constituents back home.  Unemployment has increased 48% since Salazar took office and more than 75,000 jobs have been lost.

Scott Tipton’s small business experience is exactly what is needed to get our economy back on the path to recovery.  On November 2nd, voters will take to the polls and send one of Pelosi’s Puppets home to Colorado for good.

Original Post: 8/25/2010

Colorado’s Third Congressional District’s terrain is as rugged and independent as the miners who founded it, stretching from the Continental Divide to the Book Cliffs of Grand Junction, incorporating former frontier towns, working class areas and bustling ski resorts. While Democrat John Salazar represents the Third Congressional District, this region is Republican leaning, with a Cook PVI Rating of R+5, and has a proven record of voting for Republicans. In 2004, George W. Bush received 55 percent of the vote and in 2008 John McCain won the district with 50 percent to Obama’s 47 percent. Prior to John Salazar, Republican Scott McInnis held this seat for over 10 years. But a leopard can’t change his spots and the voters will now see Salazar for what he is: a down-the-line Pelosi Democrat that pretends to be a principled moderate but never fails to vote with the Democrat leadership.

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is the Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.