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February 6, 2016

Cory Gardner Makes Major TV Buy in Colorado Senate Race

Cory Gardner Makes Major TV Buy in Colorado Senate Race

In Colorado, Gardner is running for Senate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., will go on the airwaves starting Tuesday, with a major television buy for his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

In full, his TV reservations are worth $900,000, according to a Gardner campaign source. Of that sum, about $400,000 will be on broadcast, while $500,000 will be cable. The buy lasts from June 10 through the end of the month.

The reservations include the Colorado Springs, Grand Junction and Denver television markets. The actual ad was not yet available.

Gardner reported having $2.1 million in cash on hand at the end of the first quarter. The race is rated Leans Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Udall first went up on air at the end of April, putting $500,000 behind an ad attacking Gardner for his “history promoting harsh anti-abortion laws.” The spot focused on his past support for personhood — Gardner later said he no longer supported the legislation — and his support for a measure that would have prohibited abortion except to save the life of the mother.

  • Buford2k11

    “Con man Cory”…we know this guy and he will not un-seat Udall, no matter how much money he spends…

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The Republican and democratic parties, have both FAILED the millions of unemployed families without an UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION since late last December. For over five months now, the republicans have held the extension bill “HOSTAGE” in the senate, for political leverage, and party agenda. While millions of these families were facing EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, the politicians were playing “party politics” and using them as bargaining chips. Both party’s have totally walked away from this crisis, preferring not do anything further more about it. When so many families are struggling, and hurting financially, and watching their credit becoming destroyed, the congress approved a foreign aid package for the Ukraine, worth BILLIONS of tax payer dollars. How can this be possible? What ever happened to taking care of Americans here at home? Both parties have shown a total lack of human compassion, and common decency towards these unemployed families. Americans need to demonstrate out in the streets across this country, and demand CHANGE. We need to REMOVE these career politicians, and replace them with “PUBLIC SERVANTS” again, that will truly represent the people

  • Deepak Into

    Cultures with superior customs, such as liberty and free markets, have an advantage over those using primitive practices such as collectivism.

  • GameTime

    You know what? If you are not lesbian or a woman looking for an abortion up to her due date there is NOTHING in the Democratic Party for a woman! If the Democrats had anything else to talk about, they would. But they don’t.

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