Of the People, By the People, For the People
November 12, 2009
For Immediate Release
McConnell For Congress
McConnell Welcomes Tipton
Third District Race pits "Renegade" against state politician.
Retired Colonel Army Ranger Bob McConnell has issued a statement regarding Scott Tipton's second attempt at challenging the incumbent John Salazar for his congressional seat: "Welcome, Scott. Come join me in the race. Since I've never run for political office I consider myself a candidate of the people and they will decide what kind of representative they want in Washington."
McConnell announced his candidacy in mid-September and considers himself a unique "renegade" with a background in law, ranching, the environment, outfitting, and mountaineering. He has been traveling the vast Third District, "garnering support at a grassroots level."
"The people of this District are ready to retire John Salazar and they want a candidate who can do that. The Republicans need to field a man with proven leadership. I have led men in battle and on Everest expeditions and I know I can lead in Congress. I want this job, but not for long. I will push relentlessly for term limits in Congress so we oust career politicians." For more information go to McConnell For Congress.