Colo. congressman tows truck out of snowy ditch

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

OURAY, Colo. (AP) - Democratic Rep. John Salazar was blocked on the campaign trail Monday when a flatbed truck ran into a snowy ditch during a mountain snowstorm.

Instead of missing the next stop, Salazar hitched the truck to his Buick SUV, towed the truck to safety and continued to the next stop.

Salazar is a farmer who plays up his rugged character with ads showing him riding a horse. He's facing a tough re-election fight against Cortez Republican Scott Tipton.

During campaign speeches, Salazar often blames Republicans for what he calls putting the economy in a ditch and then complaining when Democrats called for a large tow truck (the stimulus) to pull it out.

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  • by Whatever Location: Grand Junction on Nov 2, 2010 at 02:44 PM
    Knowing this guy, he probably cut the trucker off so he'd have some good press going into the elections.
  • by KKCO=Joe Goebbels. on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:34 PM
    Seriously?!?! How stupid do you think voters are? The fast food kingpin Salazar just happens to be driving with a camera crew in tow. Then defies the laws of physics to magically tow out far more weight than his (earth destroying)SUV is capable of. KKCO should be ashamed of themselves for peddling this propaganda.
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      by Leigh Ashman on Oct 29, 2010 at 08:09 AM in reply to KKCO=Joe Goebbels.
      Perhaps the story was posted to get people thinking and talking, not to peddle propaganda...
  • by Skeptical on Oct 26, 2010 at 09:43 PM
    Politicians engender so much distrust I find this a little too convenient in matching his stump speech...and what farmer drives a Buick SUV? With a towstrap?
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