A local leader at the center of a controversial dash cam video says she is dropping out of the race for congress.
Pueblo County Commissioner Buffie McFadyen made the announcement on her Facebook page Monday, saying she has decided to spend more time with her son. McFadyen was running against incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District Seat.
McFadyen was the center of an 11 Call For Action Investigation last November. She and the head of the Pueblo Democratic party were caught on dash cam video parked in a SUV. McFadyen says she had one glass of wine, but the deputy said she was intoxicated. Instead of a sobriety test, she got a ride home.
Here is the full letter that McFadyen posted on her Facebook page:
After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw from the 3rd Congressional race.
My decision was made after watching my son at his lacrosse game Wednesday. Timing as the saying goes, is everything. My son is a high school sophomore. After watching his first home game, I realized I'm not prepared to miss his last two years of high school here in Colorado. Time with our children moves much too swiftly and like any mom, I want to spend as much time as possible with my son over the next two years. At least I am hopeful for as much time as a teenager allows.
With that being said, I still believe a Democrat needs to represent the independent spirit of the 3rd Congressional District. I will do everything in my power to help us elect a new and effective congressman. I look forward to working together to take back the 3rd as a dedicated campaign volunteer.
Please feel free to contact me.
Liane "Buffie" McFadyen