Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Maryland Democrat build political bridge in Utah

MOAB — One of the most influential East Coast Democrats in Congress took a whirlwind two-day tour of Grand County, cruising the Colorado to a Sons of the Pioneers tune and taking in the splendor of the northern Window Arch at Arches National Park.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, said folks back home would still think he was crazy if he donned cowboy boots and a hat, but he acknowledged he gained a greater appreciation for Western issues. And that was the point.


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