Members of Congress are hoping to avert public panic as the country is now just a week away from defaulting on its debt for the first time ever. But the message from freshmen Republican members of Colorado’s delegation is “don’t worry.”
Eastern Colorado Representative Cory Gardner says he wants to reassure people that Congress will not let the nation’s economy implode.
“This country will not default. The president will make the determination on what to do if there is no agreement but we will not default. This congress, we will come to a solution,” says Gardner.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton of CD 3, Cory Gardner of CD 4, and Mike Coffman of CD 6 currently have Democratic challengers for their 2012 reelection races.
Credit Photo by Jody Hope Strogoff / The Colorado Statesman
We’re still 16 months way from the 2012 election. But this is the prime time for challengers to begin their campaigns - which is exactly what three Democrats have done recently for state congressional seats.
4th Congressional District Congressman Representative Cory Gardner hits the road tomorrow to meet with Colorado wheat producers. The Republican says the tour of seven counties along the eastern plains is an opportunity to discuss policy – as well as this year’s crop – which Gardner says benefited from recent spring rains.