Today marks the 44th bloody month of the war in Iraq.
Early voting begins Monday.
Rep. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, voted against the war in 2002 and supports a "phased withdrawal" of troops. Republican Rich Mancuso, Libertarian Norm Olsen and Green Party candidate Joe Calhoun also have declared their opposition and are committed to ending the war as soon as possible.
Rep. John Salazar, D-Manassa, voted to declare the Iraq war part of the war on terror and to give the administration the freedom to pursue it with no exit date. As for changes in direction, he has called for increased training for Iraqi police forces. Republican Scott Tipton supports the war, endorses it as "the frontline in the war on terror" and seeks no exit date. Libertarian Bert Sargent, in contrast, has called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
In the Sixth, Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Littleton, continues to support the war, but said "we are fast approaching the time" when the U.S. should ask Iraqis to take charge. Democrat Bill Winter proposes that congress "listen to the generals," "reach out to our allies" and develop a plan to withdraw troops quickly. Libertarian Jack Woehr said he will "be respectful across party lines" in developing a compromise for "extricating peaceably the USA from the current disastrous foreign policy."
The Libertarians are the only ones consistently against the war and calling for withdrawal.