A relief for Democrats impatiently awaiting a candidate to challenge incumbent GOP Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez–the Denver Post's Kurtis Lee broke the news late last night:
Former Democratic state Rep. Buffie McFadyen plans to announce her candidacy this week to challenge Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in the November midterm elections.
McFadyen, who served in the legislature from 2003 until 2011, would be the lone Democrat to challenge Tipton in the GOP-leaning 3rd Congressional district that spans from southern Colorado to the Western Slope…
McFayden currently serves as a Pueblo County Commissioner and was a staunch advocate for prison employees during her time at the state Capitol.
As with any congressional candidate, former state Rep. Liane "Buffie" McFadyen will have to prove she is a serious contender with backing and money. But McFadyen could make for an interesting contest, between a popular Pueblo Democratic woman and an incumbent whose knack for remaining in office has always been more attributable to luck than skill.