3:01 PM, Jun 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll finds Colorado Republican Cory Gardner neck and neck with the Democratic senator Mark Udall in what's become one of the hottest Senate races of the midterm elections. Rasmussen Reports finds Udall with 43 percent support and Gardner, a two-term congressman, with 42 percent support, a virtual tie between the candidates.
The Rasmussen poll is just the latest to show first-termer Udall below 50 percent support, and Real Clear Politics's poll average shows the race is a true toss-up. Both Udall and Gardner easily won their respective primaries this month, with Gardner clearing the Republican field earlier this year in a move that signalled to the national party the race was winnable.
The ad war between the two has already started, with Udall appearing in an ad attacking Gardner for wanting to ban birth control, and Gardner responding with his own ad targeting the Democrat's vote and continued support for Obamacare. The 39-year-old Gardner has also argued the Senate needs a "new generation," contrasting himself with the 63-year-old Udall, who also served in the House of Representatives for 10 years before entering the Senate.
Colorado Republicans also say they are counting the issue of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas drilling will work their advantage in a state where the ascendent Democratic party is starting to fracture around the issue. Democratic congressman Jared Polis is financing several local ballot initiatives to ban or limit the practice of fracking, while the state's Democratic governor John Hickenlooper, a geologist by trade, has traditionally supported Colorado's energy industry. Udall, meanwhile, has remained silent on the proposed bans. Expect to hear more about these divisions in the coming months.
Not exactly.8:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado appears in a new TV ad targeting Republican congressman Cory Gardner for his opponent's "beyond troubling" record on birth control and abortion. "Because this really matters, it's important you hear this directly from me," says the Colorado Democrat at the beginning of the 30-second spot. "My opponent, Congressman Gardner, led a crusade that would make birth control illegal, sponsored a bill to make abortion a felony, even in cases of rape and incest."
The ad features images of women and a young girl. Watch it below:
12:00 PM, Jun 9, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner of Colorado has a new TV ad saying the Senate needs a "new generation--one that's accountable to the next generation." The 39-year-old congressman says he wants to "shake up the Senate" but doesn't mention by name his Democratic opponent, first-term senator Mark Udall. Gardner's ad features his daughter and was shot in his hometown of Yuma, "two hours from the big city"--Denver, that is.
Cory Gardner unifies Colorado Republicans. May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35 • By MICHAEL WARREN
"I love to smoke,” says Colorado congressman Cory Gardner, his voice trailing off. His aide’s eyes widen. “Finish that thought!” she says.
The 39-year-old Republican lets out a distinctive belly laugh at his unfortunate pause. After all, marijuana is now legal in the state of Colorado, a fact we had just been discussing moments before I asked Gardner to tell me something most people don’t know about him.
1:29 PM, Apr 30, 2014 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
To avoid having to directly quote the great Winston Wolf, let's begin with a gentle reminder that the midterm elections are still 6 months away and that a lot can happen in 25 weeks. The economy could take off. Unemployment could plummet. People could decide that they're thrilled with Obamacare. The dead could rise from their graves and inaugurate the long-awaited zombie apocalypse.
11:47 AM, Mar 18, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from a Democratic firm finds Colorado senator Mark Udall in a close race with the leading Republican challenger, House member Cory Gardner. PPP polls discovered in its poll of registered voters that 42 percent support Udall, the Democrat, while 40 percent would vote for Gardner. Another recent poll found a similar margin between the two candidates.
10:14 AM, Mar 17, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Americans for Prosperity has two new ads running in Colorado and Louisiana knocking those state's Democratic senators, Mark Udall and Mary Landrieu, respectively, for their support for Obamacare. The ads, which are a version of earlier AFP ads targeting Democratic House members, feature a woman talking directly to the camera about how "Obamacare doesn't work. It just doesn't work." Watch the Colorado ad below:
7:42 AM, Mar 12, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Colorado senator Mark Udall, a Democrat first elected in 2008, is in a statistical tie with Republican challenger Cory Gardner, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.
The survey of likely voters in Colorado found 42 percent support Udall, while 41 percent support Gardner, a two-term congressman. Thirteen percent remain undecided.
4:29 PM, Feb 26, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A Republican congressman will run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Mark Udall, the Denver Post reports:
Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is planning to drop his re-election bid and run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Udall, The Denver Post has learned.
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