As of Nov. 2, I have earned endorsements from seven of the eight newspapers located in the District that have endorsed. The newspapers cover different geographic areas and diverse populations, but a common theme has emerged. The endorsement editorials are a testament that I am the candidate they trust to get things done in Congress, and not let partisan politics stand in the way of solutions. Here are some key excerpts:
“Schwartz, we believe, will seek to actually govern and work with members of both parties, in contrast to members of the current Republican House majority with whom Tipton makes common cause.” – Glenwood Springs Post Independent
“But in an era of unprecedented partisanship and gridlock on Capitol Hill, we need lawmakers who can put the needs of the district over party interests — or their own. We think Schwartz will do that.” – Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
“We need new leadership to break the partisan gridlock in Congress, so we turn our hopes to Schwartz. Our district needs a representative who has a firm grasp of the past and an eye keenly focused on the future.” – Durango Herald
“In this time of toxic partisan politics where party loyalty trumps overall country benefit, Gail might actually be one of those sitting in Congress who could help pull back that poisonous attitude.” – Crested Butte News
“In tune with a spirit long embraced in the West, the best lawmakers for rural Colorado get things done in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, partisan wrangling and tough budgetary constraints. We see such qualities in Gail Schwartz in her bid for the 3rd Congressional District…” – Gunnison Country Times
The people I talk to on the campaign trail are tired of partisan gamesmanship from today’s Congress, and so am I. We face big challenges in our District and our nation, including jobs and job training, health care, child care, and education, and I am running for Congress to fight for solutions that will benefit our working families. Editorial boards in the District have recognized that I will roll up my sleeves and get straight to work in Congress. I will do my best to prove them right.