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Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Colo. Agricultural Commission, 1999-2002; Colo. House, 2003-04; U.S. House, 2005-11
Born: July 21, 1953; Alamosa, Colo.
Residence: Manassa
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Mary Lou Salazar; three children
Education: Colorado State U., attended 1971-72; Adams State College, B.S. 1981
Military Service: Army, 1973-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA); Select Energy Independence & Global Warming

Defeated by Scott Tipton, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalScott Tipton (R) 129,25750.1
John Salazar (D) 118,04845.8
Gregory Gilman (LIBERT) 5,6782.2
Jake Segrest (UNA) 4,9821.9
2008generalJohn Salazar (D) 203,45561.6
Wayne Wolf (R) 126,76238.4
2006generalJohn Salazar (D) 146,48861.6
Scott Tipton (R) 86,93036.5
Bert Sargent (LIBERT) 4,4171.9
2004generalJohn Salazar (D) 153,50050.6
Greg Walcher (R) 141,37646.6
Jim Krug (X) 8,7702.9
Roll Call Vitals


Colorado is 39th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. John Salazar has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.