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Grand Junction man second Republican in U.S. House race

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A second Republican plans to enter the 3rd Congressional district race.

Doug Thompson told The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction that he’ll formally announce his plans Wednesday for the seat held by Democrat John Salazar. The 62-year-old Grand Junction retiree says he was motivated to run by what he believes is excess spending by Congress and the Obama administration.

Martin Beeson, a Western Slope district attorney, announced in May that he would seek the GOP nomination for the seat held by Salazar since 2005. Beeson is the DA in the 9th Judicial District, encompassing Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties.

Thompson won the GOP nomination for Mesa County commissioner in 1990, but lost in the general election to Democrat Jim Spehar.

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