April 10, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Steamboat Today "State Rep. Randy Baumgardner responds to criticism"

Joe Moylan:
"State Rep. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, visited the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots on Saturday.

Baumgardner currently represents Colorado House District 57 but announced his candidacy for Colorado Senate District 8, following the redrawing of district lines earlier this year.

His opponent, incumbent State Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, visited Craig a week earlier and criticized Baumgardner for voting in favor of the State Implementation Plan.

The SIP puts House Bill 10-1365, the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act, into practice.

HB 10-1365 has been criticized in the region because it outlines plans to convert a number of Front Range power plants from coal fired to natural gas by 2018.

Baumgardner defended his vote to constituents Saturday.

“Someone in this room, and I’m not going to say who or even point him out, said he received a phone call from my opponent who said Randy Baumgardner voted for 1365 putting natural gas over coal, and that’s a lie,” Baumgardner said. “I did vote for the SIP because a number of us thought at the time it would be better to get out in front of it before the federal government came in and made us change all of the new regulations...."  (Read more?  Click title)

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