Mark Udall Articles

Gardner Wins in Colorado

9:59 PM, Nov 04, 2014

Republican Cory Gardner is projected to beat incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in Colorado's U.S. Senate race.

Gardner is a two-term House member from the state's eastern prairie region, while Udall is a former longtime congressman who won his Senate seat in 2008.

Gardner is the first Republican to win statewide in Colorado since 2002.

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Mark Udall Press Sec Says Cory Gardner is 'Best Senate Candidate in the Country'

3:02 PM, Nov 02, 2014

Colorado Senator Mark Udall's press secretary had unexpectedly complimentary things to say about Udall's Republican challenger, before attempting to backtrack on their praise:

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Udalls in Freefall?

2:13 PM, Oct 27, 2014

Senator Mark Udall has been in the battle for his political life for months, as his Republican challenger Cory Gardner has gained and overtaken the Colorado Democrat in the polls.

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Michelle Obama Flubs Again: Gets Dem Candidate Bio Wrong

2:40 PM, Oct 23, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama incorrectly referred to Democratic senator Mark Udall as a "fifth-generation Coloradan" while at a campaign stop Thursday. Udall, who is running for reelection, was born in Tucson, Arizona, and is the son of the former Arizona congressman and presidential candidate Morris Udall. Watch the video below:

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Colorado Senate Race Now Leans Republican

2:31 PM, Oct 22, 2014

A new poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado by USA Today and Suffolk University finds Republican Cory Gardner with a seven-point lead over first-term Democratic incumbent Mark Udall. The poll found 46 percent of likely Colorado voters say they prefer Gardner, while 39 percent say they prefer Udall.

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Reporter: Common Core, Good or Bad? Udall: 'Yes'

7:20 AM, Oct 19, 2014

Democrat Mark Udall may be trying to have it both ways on the issue of Common Core standards in education. In an interview with ABC-7 News in Denver, the senator from Colorado was asked a series of questions designed to elicit simple, one-word answers. Reporter Marc Stewart asked this: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?"

"Yes," replied Udall. Watch the video, from Friday, below:

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Gardner Pulling Away in Colorado?

Udall calls Gardner "Senator."
8:34 AM, Oct 16, 2014

Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent.

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CO Poll: Gardner Leads Udall By 4

9:54 AM, Oct 15, 2014

A new poll of the Colorado Senate race from CNN has Republican challenger Cory Gardner leading sitting Democrat Mark Udall by 4 points. Gardner is earning 50 percent support from Colorado likely voters, his highest rating yet, with Udall earning 46 percent support.

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Polls: Gardner Leads, Tillis Tied, Brown Within 2

2:29 PM, Oct 13, 2014

A new set of polls from High Point University and SurveyUSA have good news Republican candidates for Senate in Colorado, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. The polls of likely voters in all three swing states found Republicans in good positions against incumbent Democrats with just weeks to go before the election.

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Colorado Senate: What's Missing from Cory Gardner's Counterattack

9:30 AM, Sep 05, 2014

For months, Senate candidate Cory Gardner has been attacked as an extremist on the issues of abortion and Obamacare's contraception mandate. His response has been to disavow his support for a 2010 personhood amendment in Colorado and to support over-the-counter access to birth control. But a few Colorado social conservatives believe that the Republican congressman is missing an opportunity to push back against the real extremism of his Democratic opponent, incumbent senator Mark Udall.

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Gardner Hits Udall On Obamacare

2:01 PM, Aug 11, 2014

Republican Senate candidate Cory Gardner is going after Democratic senator Mark Udall for voting for Obamacare in a new TV ad. The 30-second spot shows the GOP congressman holding up a cancellation letter he received from his health insurance provider. 

"When Mark Udall voted for Obamacare, he promised us if we liked our health care plan, we could keep it. Well, you know how that worked out," Gardner says in the ad. "I got a letter saying that my family's plan was canceled. 335,000 Coloradans had their plans canceled, too."

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CO Senate Poll: Udall, Gardner in Virtual Tie

2:01 PM, Jun 30, 2014

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.

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Udall Ad: Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

Not exactly.
7:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014

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:

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Cory Gardner: 'It's Time the Senate Had a New Generation'

11:00 AM, Jun 09, 2014

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.

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Udall Calls for Shinseki to Resign

3:27 PM, May 28, 2014

Senator Mark Udall of Colorado says Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki should resign amid reports of misconduct in VA hospitals. Udall, a Democrat facing reelection, made the announcement on Twitter:

In light of IG report & systemic issues at @DeptVetAffairs, Sec. Shinseki must step down:

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Poll: Udall 42, Gardner 40

10:47 AM, Mar 18, 2014

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.

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'Obamacare Doesn't Work'; Ads Target Udall, Landrieu

9:14 AM, Mar 17, 2014

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:

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Colorado Senate Poll: Udall, Gardner Neck-and-Neck

6:42 AM, Mar 12, 2014

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.

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Colorado Shake-Up: Gardner for Senate, Buck for Congress

4:29 PM, Feb 26, 2014

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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Colorado Republican's Message: I Care

1:18 PM, Feb 17, 2014

One Colorado Republican running for the U.S. Senate this year has a message for voters: He cares. Ken Buck, who is running to challenge incumbent Democrat Mark Udall, has a new ad in a series touting his record of helping people in his role as district attorney of Weld County, north of the Denver area.

The ad features Stephanie Drobny, a woman with two young children who fled an abusive husband in Montana. Drobny describes how Buck, as DA, helped her feel safe and even worked to change a loophole in the law to keep the ex-husband away from her children. Watch the video below:

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Is Obamacare Putting Colorado's Udall in Danger?

8:01 AM, Feb 07, 2014

Obamacare is extremely unpopular in Colorado, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, and that looks like trouble for the state's senior senator, first-term Democrat Mark Udall. In its survey of registered voters in Colorado, Quinnipiac found that 60 percent oppose the health-care law, and only 37 percent support it. Those who oppose Obamacare in Colorado include 68 percent of independents, 53 percent of women, and 61 percent of young adults under the age of 30.

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Dem Senator Won't Say Whether He'll Campaign With Obama

11:27 PM, Jan 28, 2014

Democratic senator Mark Udall of Colorado won't say whether he'll campaign for his own reelection with President Barack Obama:

Asked the CNN reporter: "Is he a liability for you, the president, back home?"

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