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Is Rep. Cory Gardner’s campaign against Sen. Mark Udall off to a slow start? GOP death wish?

Rep. Cory Gardner seems to be off to a slow start in his campaign to unseat Sen. Mark Udall. Udall is showing his confidence by declaring that he would vote for ObamaCare again, restating his opposition to fracking and the Keystone pipeline and claiming falsely that climate change causes forest fires. Here is what worries me about the Gardner campaign:

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 04/19/14 at 09:06 AM
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Mark Udall anti-energy, anti-Colorado; votes to kill jobs

Sen. Mark Udall "has supported policies harmful to American energy that could cripple entire industries, destroy jobs and hurt workers in Colorado," says the latest email from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Rep. Cory Gardner is challenging Udall in next November's election. Here's the NRSC email for oppositon research fans:

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 04/02/14 at 10:31 AM
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Mark Udall votes for ObamaCare and with Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi 99% of the time

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) is notorious for voting against Colorado and with the hardest left Democrats, Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, 99% of the time, according to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which, of course, is backing Rep. Cory Gardner's attempt to unseat Udall in next November's election. Here's the NRSC's latest opposition research against Udall:

Mark Udall, John Hickenlooper campaigns demonizing Republicans on personhood

As predicted, the Republican Colorado gubernatorial and senatorial candidates are being hammered by the Mark Udall and John Hickenlooper campaigns  on for supporting personhood anti-abortion amendments in 2008 and 2010. Both failed by huge margins, but the GOP base demands that its candidates support personhood legislation and constitutonal amendments at the state and federal levels. 

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 03/05/14 at 09:11 PM
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Mark Udall uses Cory Gardner’s debut as senate candidate to email a fundraising letter

Sen. Mark Udall is using Rep. Cory Gardner's dive into Colorado's U.S. Senate race as an excuse to email a fundraising letter:

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 03/01/14 at 09:47 PM
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Cory Gardner annouces he will challenge Mark Udall for U.S. Senate; must beat Owen Hill in primary

Rep. Cory Gardner of Yuma today announced that he will put his voting record up against Sen. Mark Udall's in this year's election. But he has to beat State Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs in the GOP primary before he can take on Udall. Gardner attacked Udall who is from the hard left city of Boulder for not challenging President Obama on ObamaCare and other issues. Gardner's press release:

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 03/01/14 at 09:20 PM
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David Camp tax reform bill is progressive, hits businesses, individuals making $200k plus says Rep. David Camp's (R-MI) tax bill would make taxes simpler and less expensive for lower income folks who already don't pay much in taxes and increase taxes on people who make more than $200,000 a year. The bill is bitterly opposed by investment bankers and Wall Street, which has turned off its campaign contributions to Republican candidates like Colorado's Rep. Cory Gardner who is expected to challenge Sen. Mark Udall. Few politicians are cheering Camp's bill, and it's dead on arrival for this year.


Top line assessment of Camp's tax reform: Increases progressivity and taxes on business and investment. By William McBride & Scott A. Hodge,

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 03/01/14 at 10:07 AM
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Owen Hill fans trashing Cory Gardner, RINOs, independents, politicians

In response to a  "letter to" Colorado senate candidate, State Sen. Owen Hill, his fans are trashing the political process and Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CD-4), who is expected to announce that he's in the race and already is being touted by Republicans as the guy who might beat Sen. Mark Udall. Hill apparently is more of a so called tea party candidate and supporter of the Stoner Generation than most because his supporters are showing a strong distaste for politics, politicians and the political process. In their comments on the blog's appeal to Hill to drop out of the senate contest and wait his turn, most of his fans look quite naive and distraught. In his short tenure in the state senate, Hill reportedly has voted against pot sales taxes and with the pot lobby almost every time. Is that true?

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 03/01/14 at 08:47 AM
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Cory Gardner, Scott Gessler, Tom Tancredo need strong web sites, Facebook pages

Republicans Cory Gardner, Scott Gessler and Tom Tancredo need strong web and Facebook pages. Gardner's new web site for his senate campaign isn't up because he hasn't officially announced, yet. Gessler's web page is even weaker than Tancredo's, and that's not saying much. Campaign consultants favor fundraising priorities for their candidates' web sites over content that sells them to activists and voters. Take a look at their sites, which are pitifully shallow, take voters for granted and show no respect for voters who want to see where they stand on the issues.

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 03/01/14 at 08:11 AM
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Bob Beauprez, Cory Gardner, Ken Buck know Big Money GOP contributors are lousy candidate pickers

If Republicans' Big Money contributors are picking Rep. Cory Gardner to beat Sen. Mark Udall and former Rep. Bob Beauprez to beat Gov. John Hickenlooper, Democrats must be laughing all of the way to November.  In Colorado, the GOP's senior statesmen and largest contributors haven't picked a winning senatorial or gubernatorial candidate in over a decade. They always pick sure winners who aren't.

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 02/28/14 at 09:52 AM
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Ken Buck,  Amy Stephens out of Colorado senate race; Cory Gardner has chance to beat Sen. Mark Udall

Now that Ken Buck and Amy Stephens have droped out of the Colorado Senate race, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner (CO-CD-4) has a chance to beat Sen. Mark Udall because the Democrat senator is a dependable party line supporter of Liar-in-Chief Obama and the most dishonest Senate majority leader in our history, Sen. Harry Reid.

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 02/27/14 at 01:19 PM
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What Ken Buck, Tom Tancredo said during their 2010 campaigns

Back on Oct. 19, 2009, Ken Buck, who is running for the GOP nomination to take on Sen. Mark Udall, sat down with me for an interview about what turned out to be his losing campaign against Sen. Michael Bennet. 

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 01/12/14 at 12:24 PM
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Cory Gardner gets choice spot on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Cory Gardner has been given a choice seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Politico reports. He will be one of 12 new members of the committee. The Republican beat Betsy Markey in Colorado's fourth Congressional district on Nov. 2.

Posted by Donald E. L. Johnson on 12/09/10 at 07:02 PM
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