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Ken Salazar, Louis Bacon launch conservation PAC to back congressional candidates

1:59 PM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Ken Salazar, a former U.S. senator from Colorado and U.S. Interior secretary, and hedge fund billionaire Louis Bacon are forming a political action committee to back pro-conservation congressional candidates.

America's Conservation PAC is "dedicated to strengthening our nation's long-standing, bipartisan tradition of conserving lands and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy," Thursday's announcement said.

The PAC will be led by Will Shafroth as executive director. Shafroth, founding director of Colorado Conservation Trust and the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, was Salazar's deputy assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Salazar and Bacon will serve as honorary co-chairs.

Salazar is a Democrat who served in President Barack Obama's cabinet; Bacon has supported Republican candidates, including 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Read the full report on the Denver Business Journal: http://bit.ly/1gtdIFA.

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