We’d like to start getting attention on the various candidates for local offices here in southern Colorado, and to do so, I’ll post snippets of information about these candidates when I find them.
Here’s an article posted at RightOSphere regarding candidate Bob McConnell, running for Congress in Colorado’s third district against incumbent John Salazar. Much of this article contrasts McConnell with the other candidate for this seat, Scott Tipton. An excerpt:
If you’re not familiar with Mr. McConnell (not to be confused with Gov. Bob McDonnell of VA), he’s running for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd District against incumbent Blue Dog John Salazar (brother of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar). This seat leans consistently Republican, and should be one of our top targets considering the high profile of the incumbent – but it’s not. The Colorado GOP has largely abandoned the seat in favor of pursuing the state’s 6th and 7th districts – and what little effort they have invested was to prop up the campaign of State Rep. Scott Tipton. I have nothing aganst Tipton per se, but he’s has taken a shot a Salazar before with disatrous results. In 2006, a decently-funded Tipton recieved only 36.5% of the vote to Salazar’s 61.6% – giving Salazar the biggest win of his congressional career. Even the 2008 sacrificial lamb, Wayne Wolf, managed to garner a higher percentage.
Take a look, inform yourself, and vote your conscience. I’ll post more information as I find it, and as usual, please let me know if you find some good candidate information to post.