Posted: May 21, 2011 12:16 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Democrat from Pueblo is confirming he plans to challenge Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District.
House Democratic Leader Sal Pace has been widely considered the most likely challenger to Tipton, a freshman elected last year.
Pace confirmed his plans to Colorado newspapers last week. Pace says he's waiting to make a formal announcement until a judge sets new boundaries for the district including most of southern and western Colorado.
Congressional districts must be adjusted every 10 years to account for population change. But state lawmakers were unable to agree on new district last term, throwing the matter to the courts.
Tipton is a Cortez Republican who defeated former Democratic Rep. John Salazar last year. Pace is serving his second term in the Colorado House.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)