Monday, October 18, 2010

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel endorses Scott Tipton

John Salazar is a likable man, someone a person can sit down with and have an amicable conversation. Unfortunately, the San Luis Valley Democrat hasn’t been an effective congressman or a leader for the 3rd Congressional District.

Republican Scott Tipton is also a friendly sort, even though he is waging an angry-man campaign this year against Salazar and Democratic policies in general. And, due to Salazar’s ineffectiveness, Tipton wins our endorsement.

The Cortez businessman is not some fire-breathing right-winger. In fact, he had to fend off a challenge from Bob McConnell, who does fit that description, in the GOP primary. McConnell’s supporters repeatedly attempted to paint Tipton as too liberal.

We do like Tipton’s willingness to look at things like T. Boone Pickens’ plan to encourage the development of natural gas and other non-oil energy sources.

We can’t guarantee that Scott Tipton will be a more effective congressman than John Salazar, but it’s hard to imagine him being less so.    More -

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