“In tomorrow’s primary, there is only one contested race for voters in the mid- and upper valley – and it is also the most expensive congressional primary in the country.
Three impressive Democrats are battling it out to succeed U.S. Rep. Mark Udall as the representative of the 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from Basalt in the west to Dacono in the east, with Boulder positioned as the district’s central base.”
“That leaves Joan Fitz-Gerald, a tenacious legislator who has served Colorado well in her years in the state Senate, including becoming Colorado’s first female Senate president. Ever since she was a clerk and recorder in Jefferson County, Fitz-Gerald has solidified her reputation as someone who gets things done. She is the only one of these candidates calling for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq; she wants to use money spent on the war to revive the economy and focus on domestic issues at home; and she supports a single-payer universal health-care program for all. She also presided over the most pro-environmental legislative session in Colorado history, according to the Colorado Environmental Report Card, leading the way with a hat trick of clean energy bills. While her opponents hold similar views, Fitz-Gerald has articulated her positions the most clearly, and we believe she holds the most potential for achieving her goals.
So, tomorrow, we encourage Democratic voters in Eagle County – and the 2nd Congressional District as a whole – to vote for Joan Fitz-Gerald for Congress.”