Rep. Scott Tipton keeps 3rd Congressional seat
Aspen, CO Colorado
PUEBLO, Colo. – Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has retained Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District seat by defeating Democratic state lawmaker Sal Pace.
Tipton won a second term on Tuesday in a swing district the size of Arkansas that covers the western and southern portions of Colorado, including Pitkin County. The district historically is one of the state’s most competitive because of its nearly equal shares of Republican, Democrat and unaffiliated voters.
Tipton had a slow fundraising start to his re-election bid. But he accelerated with party support and mounted a strong campaign with dozens of town hall meetings and a message of smaller government with less regulation.
Tipton was first elected in 2010 with tea party support.
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Many members of the community wrote to laud the former Skico executive and city councilman for his friendship, dedication to family and community-minded spirit over more than two decades in Aspen.