Tipton leading Salazar in new poll, says he's taking nothing for granted

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Republican Congressional Candidate Scott Tipton says he's taking nothing for granted in what is shaping up to be a tight race between him and Democratic incumbent John Salazar.

Tipton spent time in Grand Junction Thursday night, taking questions from voters in a town hall style meeting.

During the meeting, he touted a new poll released by the American Action Forum, which shows him with an eight point lead over Salazar.

Salazar won a landslide victory over Tipton in this same race back in 2006 -- but the current state representative says he believes this year's outcome will be much different.

"I think we have the tide, we have the issues, and we have the solutions more importantly," says Tipton. "And the hearts of the people are on our side."

In addition to taking questions, Tipton also discussed what he's calling his three 10's plan, which would reduce non-military discretionary by 10 percent, cut the capital gains tax to a flat 10 percent rate, and reduce the corporate tax to a flat 10 percent.

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