Salazar foes like Palin’s eye on race

Sarah Palin wants John Salazar out of Congress.

And both of the Republicans vying to oppose Salazar in November are enthused about Palin’s interest in their race.

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, listed Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on her Facebook page as one of 20 districts that she and John McCain carried in 2008, but in which Democrats took the congressional seats.

“We’re going to hold them accountable for this disastrous Obamacare vote,” Palin wrote in her notes, urging supporters, “Don’t get demoralized! Get Organized. Take back the 20.”

Salazar spokesman Ronnie Carlton didn’t respond immediately to comment on the targeting of the district.

Republicans Bob McConnell of Steamboat Springs and Scott Tipton of Cortez said they welcome Palin’s interest, and Tipton used the opportunity to lash at Salazar’s vote in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care for America Act, saying Salazar “and his government-run health care mandates are out of touch with the people of Colorado.”

McConnell invited Palin to campaign with him.

“I hope this means she will come visit our beautiful state so I can show her how much more beautiful it will be when we get the government off our back and get people back to work,” McConnell said. “I will be at the plane to greet her and proud to stand by her side the entire visit.”


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