Gail SchwartzGail Schwartz is the undisputed, irrefutable, undeniable leader of the war on Colorado coal.

So says Scott Tipton’s campaign in a fundraising letter, which cites a fact check from Ballotpedia on her legislative record.

It shows that she supported SB 13-252 that would increase unemployment in rural areas and raise the electricity rates of one million Coloradans, as well as other bills that would lead to lower coal production.

Isn’t it ironic, points out Michael Fortney, Tipton’s campaign consultant, that Schwartz claims she wants to represent the Western Slope in Congress, while simultaneously trying to destroy those same communities?

Sadly, Gail Schwartz has prioritized the Aspen cocktail party circuit over the people of the 3rd Congressional District.

It’s not like folks in the high country have the choice of doing without heat most months of the year. They’re already paying through the nose for rent, the last thing they need is to face increased electricity prices.

And, as hard as locals in the Northwest part of the state have fought over the last year to keep the mines open and lights on, they would hate to see all that effort go to waste.

But she is popular in Crested Butte and Aspen among the Prius set, so maybe that’s where should stay.