Jane Norton Denies Being A Lobbyist; Record Much More Hazy

03/30/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Tomasic The Colorado Independent

In an interview with a Colorado Springs radio talk show host Tuesday, Former lieutenant governor and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Jane Norton said she has never worked as a lobbyist. She was responding to callers looking to feel out her conservative credentials.

"On the lobbyist thing, I've not been a lobbyist," she said.

It was the kind of clear if undeveloped answer campaign observers have been seeking for months. Indeed, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has been doggedly monitoring Norton appearances this winter, sent out a release Thursday mocking Norton's assertion as a "bogus claim" and arguing that the candidate was running from her work as a lobbyist to "curry favor from the far-right anti-establishment Tea Party crowd or because she doesn't want Coloradans to know the real reason she is opposing health care reform."

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