Colorado: The West's true swing state
Congressman John Salazar has a tough job. His constituents are scattered across a huge swath of Colorado's rural Western Slope, over a political and demographic spectrum that ranges from oil and gas roughnecks in conservative Grand Junction to creative-class telecommuters in liberal Telluride.
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#1 Oct 22, 2010
Most of my relatives live in Rifle, Grand Junction, and one is high ranking official in Garfield County government.
Most of them are trying to feed their families and pay rent with energy jobs. Recently 2 of them had to commute to 30 miles South of the Canadian border to follow jobs that were shut down in Colorado due to Salazar and his ties to extreme environmental organizations, some out of state.
Everyone I know on the Western Slope, including ranking government official, in energy jobs, or not know that a Scott Tipton would bring these ghost towns back to life.
This is awesome news for the future of our state:
"Now, polls show that Republican Scott Tipton, a businessman and state representative who lost to Salazar in 2004, may end Salazar's reign"
#2 Oct 22, 2010
Everybody I know in that area has been affected by the loss of energy jobs. People are very angry! I have no doubt that Salazar is on his way out. Why in the world, when unemployment is so high would they make it worse? Well, come November 2nd its going to get a whole lot better!
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