In the upcoming election we will be choosing a representative for the 3rd Congressional District, our district. The race is between Scott Tipton, the incumbent, and Gail Schwartz.
This is a race between an obstructionist who as a member of his party has made sure that nothing was done in Congress during his term and a progressive who during her tenure in the Statehouse was the primary sponsor and originator of more than 11 major pieces of legislation.
She wrote and passed legislation covering education, economic development of renewable resources and training of health care professionals in southern Colorado.
She wrote and passed bills that allowed our universities and public schools to expand and build, even with TABOR in place. She even wrote a bill that allowed dentists who were licensed in other states and were in good standing to be able to volunteer their services in Colorado, addressing a need in the southeastern part of our state.
What has our incumbent done for us? With the exception of signing a pledge to oppose any bill that would fight global warming and a pledge to be obedient to Grover Norquist (Google this guy, seriously), he has collected wages and done nothing.
Oh yes, he did have his super PAC, the “Colorado Future Fund”, established by major Texas oil and gas driller SG Interests of Houston, registered and run at his campaign attorney’s address in Denver by the attorney’s law clerk (Durango Herald, Oct. 29, 2012). This is in violation of federal election law.
There you have it, an incumbent beholden to Texas oil and gas interests or Gail Schwartz. This election is not about what party a candidate belongs to but rather what the candidates have done for Colorado. Clearly, the choice is Gail Schwartz.
Please vote for Gail Schwartz, Democrat for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.