Aside from the people who got caught up in the IRS website crash on Tuesday, I imagine that we're all glad to have Tax Day behind us. I'm no exception, but it was a reminder of something that troubles me: a Republican tax plan that favors billionaires and corporations instead of hard-working people like me.
Our current representative in Congress, Scott Tipton, was an advocate for this $1.5 trillion deficit-ballooning, corporate giveaway. That's why I'm glad that Karl Hanlon's campaign for Congress has so much momentum going into the Democratic primary. If we don't defeat Scott Tipton in November, there will only be more backwards policies headed our way. And if there's any hope of defeating Scott Tipton, the Democrats need to field a candidate that connects with the entirety of this district. As far as I can tell, Karl is the only Democratic candidate with the background, temperament, and values to appeal to the entirety of the Western Slope and southern Colorado. His big showing at the Democratic State Assembly over the weekend shows that he's built a broad coalition of support in a short time.