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Salazar endorsement

Salazar endorsementThe end of the campaign trail on Nov. 2 will come as a relief to voters nationwide, but maybe nowhere more than Colorado, home of an especially important – and strident – senate race.The race between state Attorney General Ken Salazar, a Democrat, and Republican Pete Coors has national significance because of the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately for Colorado, two intelligent candidates with more to offer than just two party lines have used this position of prominence to bicker and wage negative campaigns. Fortunately for voters, it will be over soon and the winner will have something to offer the state he represents in Congress.Coors offers more than just his substantial name recognition – the willingness and ability to turn a businessman’s critical eye on government, and views he has formulated from his heart and mind and holds dear. But Salazar’s experience and bipartisan reach make him at least the equal of Coors, and the convictions he holds make the former farmer and small businessman from the San Luis Valley an appropriate representative for Colorado, particularly Garfield County. Coors’ name alone will probably get him plenty of votes, and his convictions may be worth even more. But for the strides Coors has made under Coors, Salazar might be more in tune with the needs of western Colorado than the brewing magnate. Salazar deserves to represent the area in the Senate, which means the time for negative campaigning is past – it’s time to get to work.Salazar deserves to represent the area in the Senate, which means the time for negative campaigning is past – it’s time to get to work.


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