Bob Schaffer

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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 from 1997 to 2003.


Positions, record and controversies

Congressional Record

Iraq War

Schaffer voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on 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.

2008 elections

Schaffer is seeking the Republican nomination in the 2008 congressional elections for the seat vacated by Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.), who has stated that he will not seek a third term.[2][3]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

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Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Schaffer will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


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Articles and resources

Wikipedia also has an article on Bob Schaffer. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

See also


  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. 2008 Race Tracker page on Colorado’s Senate Race
  3. Schaffer's FEC filings for the 2007-08 election cycle

External resources

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