Grand Junction City Councilor Chris Kennedy has announced he will run against U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District as a maybe, sort of, Democrat.

In other words, he will try and position himself as a moderate while touting his self-confessed “social liberal” views, the Daily Sentinel reports.

“I don’t come from totally the left side, I don’t come from totally the right side. I consider myself a social liberal but an economic conservative.”

For example, he’s not against the natural resources economics that play a crucial role on the Western Slope, he’s just not going to support it and probably vote to kill it.

He will help them diversify after he eliminates their jobs and create an as-yet-named new economy.

Oh yeah, and he supports the expansion of broadband.

It’s a weak start, and we foresee an even weaker finish to his campaign.

The other sacrificial lamb running for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd is state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush from Steamboat Springs.