John Salazar is a farmer, and was Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado. His brother, Ken Salazar, is the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in the Obama Administration.
He was unseated in the 2010 election by Scott Tipton, a businessman who had run against him in 2006, but that he soundly defeated. Tipton's platform had not changed appreciably between the two elections, besides linking Salazar to an unpopular Democratic leadership, and appealing to the Tea Party movement. 
Health care reform
In addition, with a coalition of 61 other Congressmen, he introduced the separate Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2010.
- House Committee on Appropriations
- Energy and Water Development Subcommittee
- Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
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|John T. Salazar||Democrat||203,457||61.61%|
Source: Federal Election Results - final official tally
- Scott Tipton, Who Runs Gov, a Washington Post
- Gary Harmon (5 March 2010), "Republican election group targets John Salazar over health care vote", The Daily Sentinel
- Salazar and 61 House members introduce prescription drug price negotiation bill, Office of John T. Salazar, 3 March 2010