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Mitsch Bush visits with Puebloans virtually

Ryan Severance
rseverance@chieftain.com
Diane Mitsch Bush

Diane Mitsch Bush, the Democratic candidate in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District race, made a virtual stop in Pueblo over the weekend to talk with local voters and lay out her platform.

Mitsch Bush, a former state representative from Steamboat Springs, is facing Republican political newcomer Lauren Boebert in the race to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

The virtual event Mitsch Bush took part in on Saturday saw her hear from voters and take some questions.

She also made her pitch as to why she believes she is the best candidate for the state in this race.

Mitsch Bush spoke about Pueblo and how well she has gotten to know the city from her time serving in the Colorado House and working on issues with current Senate President Leroy Garcia, D-Pueblo, and current state Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo.

“Pueblo is the Home of Heroes and is the city of steel,” Mitsch Bush said. “Pueblo steel built the West, and Pueblo steel will rebuild not just the West but our country as we recover from COVID.

“One of the things that has always struck me about Pueblo, about the people, about the organizations, is grit and compassion, effectiveness and empathy, and those are things I try to embody as well.”

Mitsch Busch said if she’s elected to Congress she will work to protect the Affordable Care Act and lower high healthcare costs. She also said she will work to help rebuild aging infrastructure with investments to jump-start the economy and produce more good paying jobs.

She also said she’ll work to protect public lands and defend every citizen’s rights.

In order to jump-start the economy, Mitsch Bush said investments are needed in transportation, in broadband, and in the electric grid and water infrastructure.

“I’m a bipartisan, pragmatic problem-solver, not an extremist, not a celebrity wannabe,” Mitsch Bush said. “I’ve always left my ego at the state capitol steps and i’ll leave my ego at the capitol steps in Washington if you do me the honor of electing me.”

Chieftain reporter Ryan Severance can be reached by email at ryans@chieftain.com or on Twitter @RyanSevvy. Help support local journalism by subscribing to the Chieftain at chieftain.com/subscribenow