Singer Carole King stumps for Dems |

Singer Carole King stumps for Dems

Dennis WebbGlenwood Springs Correspondant

Garfield County Democrats, you’ve got quite a friend stopping by today.Singer-songwriter Carole King is touring the state this weekend, and making a stop in Glenwood Springs along the way.But just to be clear: This isn’t a concert tour. King is joining a contingent of high-level Democratic women from Colorado to campaign on behalf of John Kerry for president and Ken Salazar for U.S. Senate. They also will promote early voting and discuss women’s issues.King and such Democrats as U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette and former Lt. Gov. Gail Schoettler are scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:15 p.m. today at the Sacred Grounds coffeehouse, 725 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.King, who wrote such pop standards as “You’ve Got a Friend,” should draw a crowd to Sacred Grounds, even if she’s speaking rather than singing, said Leslie Robinson of Rifle, second vice chair of the state Democratic Party.”I think it’s going to be jammed. I think we’re probably going to spill into the street,” said Robinson.”People like me who want to have our “Tapestry” albums signed from the ’70s, it brings us out.”King has been a longtime Kerry supporter. Robinson said she saw King sing this summer in Boston during the Democratic national convention.”She has just been very active in this campaign, so she’s been touring around the nation to get out the vote, especially targeting women.”Robinson said King is visiting Colorado because of its status as an undecided state in the presidential election.Her tour is scheduled to continue through Sunday. Other Colorado tour stops include Eagle, Frisco, Denver, Loveland, Longmont, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs and Limon.

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