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Schaffer campaigns in Eagle

Katie Drucker
Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE ” Bob Schaffer, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, is trailing in the polls. But Wednesday night at Republican headquarters in Eagle, Schaffer sounded content with where he stands.

“Historically, this is where we surge ahead,” Schaffer told a few dozen local Republicans.

Schaffer said that at this point in U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard’s campaign, he trailed by three times the amount Schaffer trails by and still won.

Schaffer called for reform in Congress, conservative spending, pro-Second Amendment rights, improved education and the need to support U.S. troops.

“If you are inclined to believe that a Congress with a 9 percent approval rating will somehow get better if you reward them with more votes, then maybe Obama and Udall are your candidates,” Schaffer said.

Schaffer also said he wants a country that stands behind its soldiers, not abandon them at a time when they need support the most.

The candidate punctuated his Eagle stop by emphasizing the importance of campaigning hard in the waning days of the election season.

“Right now, we are trying to make our best appeal to those people who haven’t decided and who are the ones who will decide who our next senator will be and who our next president is going to be,” said Schaffer.

Schaffer’s Democratic opponent in the race is U.S. Rep. Mark Udall.

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