Colo. Rep. Tipton apologizes for daughter's emails

By the Associated Press | May 27, 2011 | 11:58 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has written a letter of apology to House ethics officers for emails his daughter sent trying to drum up business for her employer.

Tipton's 22-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Tipton, works for Broadnet Inc., a telephone conference provider that serves members of Congress. She sent emails to some lawmakers that mentioned her father.

Tipton says in his letter Thursday to Ethics Committee leaders that the use of his name was "improper" and it wouldn't happen again.

Tipton spokesman Josh Green says that Tipton is awaiting a response from the Ethics Committee but believes that the apology letter settles the matter.

Tipton is a freshman Republican whose district includes most of southern and western Colorado.