Colorado: Sans Opponent, Udall Looks to Rally Support
Posted at 7:42 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2013
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Democratic Sen. Mark Udall urged his supporters to rally for his re-election campaign in an email last week.
“It is from my bedrock love for Colorado and its people that I am running for reelection, so that I can continue to use my seat in the U.S. Senate to safeguard these things that I know we all care about,” Udall wrote in the email, according to ColoradoPols.com, a local politics website.
Udall starts off the 2014 cycle in a relatively safe position, especially compared to his many Democratic colleagues seeking re-election in conservative states. CQ Roll Call rates this race as Likely Democratic.
No well-known Republicans have announced they will challenge him. Local GOP operatives said several Republicans could look at the race, including Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman, former Rep. Bob Beauprez and state Attorney General John Suthers.
Udall reported $1.1 million in the bank at the end of September, which was his most recent filing period with the Federal Election Commission.