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Schwartz hammers Tipton for draft of Thompson Divide bill

Author: David O. Williams - May 10, 2016 - Updated: May 11, 2016

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Former state Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, came out swinging against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday, accusing the Cortez Republican of selling out to a Texas oil and gas company by crafting favorable legislation in exchange for campaign contributions. Schwartz, who represented a big chunk of the Western Slope in Senate District 5 for eight years, is challenging Tipton for his 3rd Congressional District seat in November. CD3 encompasses most of the state’s energy-rich Western Slope as well as Pueblo on the Front Range.

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David O. Williams

David O. Williams

David O. Williams is a freelance writer based in Eagle-Vail, Colo. His work has appeared in more than 50 online and print publications in Colorado and around the nation.