GOP’s Wolf to make bid for House seat | AspenTimes.com

GOP’s Wolf to make bid for House seat

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” Republican Delta County Commissioner Wayne Wolf has formally abandoned his run for the U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Democratic Rep. John Salazar in the state’s 3rd District.

Wolf filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for the congressional run.

Wolf’s bid to challenge former GOP Rep. Bob Schaffer in a Senate primary rankled the party’s leadership. Schaffer’s race for Colorado’s open Senate seat against Democratic Rep. Mark Udall is expected to be one of the closest in the nation.

Wolf said Wednesday he switched races after repeated requests.

“As I was campaigning over and over again, I heard from Republicans from the leadership to the rank and file suggesting that I run for the 3rd Congressional seat,” he told The Daily Sentinel.

The 3rd District covers much of the Western Slope of Colorado, including Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Wolf showed no financial activity, according to the FEC’s website. Salazar, a two-term Democrat and brother of U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, had raised more than $500,000 in the last reporting period ending Sept. 30.


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