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Bob Schaffer is a Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the open Senate seat in Colorado. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.), who has stated that he will not seek a third term. Schaffer won the Republican nomination in the primary that took place in August 2008. Schaffer served in Congress previously, as a Republican member of the House representing Colorado's Fourth Congressional District (map) from 1997 to 2003.
Positions, record and controversies
Schaffer voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.
Member of the House (1997-2003)
Schaffer was first elected to the House in November 1996, representing Colorado's 4th congressional district. While in Congress, Schaffer:
- Introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
- Was elected president of the 1996 Republican class by his congressional colleagues.
- Served on three House Committees: Agriculture, Resources and the Education and the Workforce.
- Was co-chair of Ukraine Caucus.
- Was a member of the GOP Theme Team, the "one-minute conservative debate squad", which could be seen nearly every morning on C-Span.
- Was an active member of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), a caucus of House Republicans organized to promote a conservative social and economic agenda.
Schaffer signed a pledge to only serve three terms, and kept it by choosing not to seek reelection in 2002. He was succeeded by Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo.) in January 2003.
Money in politics
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Committees and affiliations
Schaffer will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- MAF Freedom PAC
- Portal:Colorado and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Colorado’s Senate Race
- ↑ Schaffer's FEC filings for the 2007-08 election cycle
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Colorado’s Senate Race
- Bob Schaffer for U.S Senate, official campaign site.
- "Schaffer, Udall To Debate In Pueblo Monday Night," All Headline News, October 13, 2008.
- Jeremy Pelzer, "Campaign Money Watch ad hits Schaffer on Kurdistan, oil," PolitickerCO.com, October 13, 2008.