2014 elections: Who’s in, who’s on the fence

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2014 elections: Who’s in, who’s on the fence

GOP may not gain foothold in Colorado
Tipton looks safe with no looming challenger

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, also is up for re-election in 2014.
Tipton won his 2012 bid for the House of Representatives by a larger margin than many experts had anticipated, and political analysts see his seat as fairly secure.
“Tipton is now approaching the status of a reasonably safe incumbent,” said unaffiliated political analyst Eric Sondermann.
Tipton has $211,000 in cash on hand, according to recent filings, and has no official opponent. Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio said he expects a candidate to announce his or her intentions to run against Tipton in the summer.
The National Journal identified state Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, as a possible challenger to Tipton.
Asked about the story earlier this spring, Schwartz said had not comment.
However, Democratic operatives consider her as the party’s top candidate for the race at the moment.
In a recent interview in Washington, Tipton said he isn’t focused on his campaign right now.
“We’re just four months into this first term,” he said. “There’ll be time for campaigns. Today isn’t the day.”

2014 elections: Who’s in, who’s on the fence

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