Northern Colorado’s Largest Paper Endorses Green Candidate Bob Kinsey for Congress
October 27, 2004
The Fort Collins Coloradoan, the largest general circulation newspaper in Colorado’s sprawling 4th Congressional District, today endorsed Green Party candidate Bob Kinsey for Congress.
According to the lead editorial in the October 26, 2004 issue, “An honest approach earns Green Party Bob Kinsey an endorsement for the Fourth Congressional District… his campaign’s goal to get people to pay attention to the issues rather than the candidates deserves merit. Kinsey doesn’t couch his responses, nor did he rely on attack ads to blast away at his opponents.”
Kinsey, a former schoolteacher, minister and Marine who was the first candidate to announce back in February, is opposed by Democratic attorney Stan Matsunaka and the incumbent Republican Congresswoman, Marilyn Musgrave. Musgrave has garnered national attention for her sponsorship of the Federal Marriage Amendment to deny marriage rights to same-gender couples.
In an e-mail to supporters, Kinsey celebrated the endorsement and thanked his campaign volunteers. “We have held high the Green Party Values and people have connected with them,” he stated. “I am deeply grateful for the work and support which has made it all possible. Now is the time to move beyond the campaign and into future Green organizing. We should become the replacement for the failed Democratic Party and capture the imagination of the progressives in Northern and Eastern Colorado.
The Coloradoan endorsement may be the first endorsement of a Green Congressional candidate in a three-way race by a major newspaper in Colorado history.
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