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Rep. Cory Gardner to challenge Colo. Sen. Mark Udall
The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Nicjolas Riccardi/AP

Posted on 03/01/2014 3:19:01 PM PST by jazusamo

DENVER — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner formally kicked off his Senate campaign on Saturday by tying his challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to the GOP’s efforts to reverse its decade-long slide in this key political bellwether state.

“In 2008, Colorado led the nation in change,” Gardner said, alluding to the election of Udall and the nomination of Barack Obama for president during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. “In 2014, we can change it again.”

Gardner, 39, represents his party’s best shot at breaking a 10-year drought in topline races here. Republicans have not won a single presidential, U.S. Senate or gubernatorial election in Colorado since 2004 because of their trouble appealing to women, young people and Hispanics — factors that have hobbled the GOP nationwide.

In an indication of the Republican enthusiasm around Gardner, he spoke to a crowd of more than 100 supporters who had braved white-out conditions and subzero temperatures. He was joined on the stage by Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck and state Rep. Amy Stephens, both of whom had been competing for the GOP nomination to challenge Udall until Gardner entered the race last week, leading them to drop out and endorse him. State Sen. Owen J. Hill remains in the race.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; corygardner; gardner; ussenate
Cory Gardner makes it official today.

Cory Gardner For Senate

1 posted on 03/01/2014 3:19:01 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: george76

Ping


2 posted on 03/01/2014 3:19:54 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

“Republicans have not won a single presidential, U.S. Senate or gubernatorial election in Colorado since 2004 because of their trouble appealing to women, young people and Hispanics...”

WRONG!!!

It’s because we kept running crappy candidates!!!

They were incapable of bringing out the Conservative base!

Cory Gardner is a great candidate and will be a great Senator!


3 posted on 03/01/2014 3:36:59 PM PST by G Larry (Did You Like That Better?)
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To: G Larry

Amen to that.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 3:44:26 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

We must crush Udall


5 posted on 03/01/2014 3:50:24 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: jazusamo

He can fill 10 stadiums with ardent supporters... but he will come up 10 welfare votes short


6 posted on 03/01/2014 3:55:31 PM PST by BRL
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To: jazusamo

Timing and how this was handled is not good for the locals for several different reasons. Plays well inside the DC beltway.

Another back room deal. Smells of Karl Rove, K street, Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ryan Call , Reince Priebus ...

Many locals are not happy with this and with Beauprez announcing next week.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 4:02:56 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Sorry to hear that, thought he was a pretty solid conservative.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 4:07:04 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: george76

I’m no Ryan Call fan, and Gardner ain’t my first choice. Still, I despise Udall


9 posted on 03/01/2014 4:17:23 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: jazusamo

He is ok... and has access to tons of money.

Part of the problem for insiders is how this was handled.

There is a similar Governor mess soon.

The public will not likely notice.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3127626/posts?page=11#11


10 posted on 03/01/2014 4:44:22 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Thanks, I just read the two threads of a few days ago, one of which you pinged the list.

Seemed like he was generally liked by those who posted. Hope he’s not connected in any way to that shyster Rove.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 4:49:28 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: MileHi

We agree.

The Precinct Caucuses and Republican Assemblies the next weeks will be interesting.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 4:49:53 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

Gardner worked for former U.S. Senator Wayne Allard.

Which is a good thing . IMO.

He is well liked by the general public.

Rove is here a lot.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 4:56:15 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Gardner worked for former U.S. Senator Wayne Allard.

Which is a good thing . IMO.

Allard is a great guy. Helped me personally

Rove is here a lot.

I think he is from here.

14 posted on 03/01/2014 5:20:48 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Viennacon; All

Crush them ALL!
My list again:

Gun Control Democrats 2014

Democrat Representative John W. Buckner E-mail: john.buckner.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Lois Court E-mail: lois.court.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Mike McLachlan E-mail: mike.mclachlan.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Brittany Pettersen E-mail: brittany.pettersen.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Joseph A. Salazar E-mail: joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Sanford E “Pete” Lee E-mail: pete.lee.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Daniel Kagan E-mail: repkagan@gmail.com
Killed HB14-1041 (Constitutional carry) on 2/4/14
___________________________________________________________________
Democrat Senator Irene Aguilar E-mail: irene.aguilar.senate@state.co.us
Democrat Senator Matt Jones E-mail: senatormattjones@gmail.com
Democrat Senator Jessie Ulibarri E-mail: senator.ulibarri@gmail.com
Killed SENATE BILL 14-094 (Going back to original background check system) on 2/3/14
___________________________________________________________________
Democrat Representative Mike Foote E-mail: mike.foote.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Jeanne Labuda E-mail: jeanne.labuda.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Jovan Melton E-mail: jovan.melton.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Dominick Moreno E-mail: dominick.moreno.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Angela Williams E-mail: angela.williams.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Joseph A. Salazar E-mail: joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Su Ryden E-mail: su.ryden.house@state.co.us
Killed HB 14-1151 (Repeal of the ammunition magazine infringement) on 2/10/14
____________________________________________________________________
Democrat Senator Irene Aguilar E-mail: irene.aguilar.senate@state.co.us
Democrat Senator Matt Jones E-mail: senatormattjones@gmail.com
Democrat Senator Jessie Ulibarri E-mail: senator.ulibarri@gmail.com
Killed SB14-038 (Eliminating the Governors Authority to restrict the distribution of firearms during a state emergency) on 2/10/14
____________________________________________________________________
Democrat Representative John W. Buckner E-mail: john.buckner.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Lois Court E-mail: lois.court.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Mike McLachlan E-mail: mike.mclachlan.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Brittany Pettersen E-mail: brittany.pettersen.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Joseph A. Salazar E-mail: joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Daniel Kagan E-mail: repkagan@gmail.com
Killed HB14-1157 (Arming Teachers) on 02/13/2014
_____________________________________________________________________
Democrat Senator Irene Aguilar E-mail: irene.aguilar.senate@state.co.us
Democrat Senator Matt Jones E-mail: senatormattjones@gmail.com
Democrat Senator Jessie Ulibarri E-mail: senator.ulibarri@gmail.com
Killed SB14-100 (Repeal of the ammunition magazine infringement) on 02/12/2014
_____________________________________________________________________
Democrat Representative Mike Foote E-mail: mike.foote.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Jeanne Labuda E-mail: jeanne.labuda.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Jovan Melton E-mail: jovan.melton.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Dominick Moreno E-mail: dominick.moreno.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Angela Williams E-mail: angela.williams.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Joseph A. Salazar E-mail: joseph.salazar.house@state.co.us
Democrat Representative Su Ryden E-mail: su.ryden.house@state.co.us
Killed HB14-1063 (The Make My Day Better law that would allow Colorodans to defend their places of business)
_____________________________________________________________________
Democrat Senator Irene Aguilar E-mail: irene.aguilar.senate@state.co.us
Democrat Senator Mary Hodge E-mail: mary.hodge.senate@state.co.us
Democrat Senator Jessie Ulibarri E-mail: senator.ulibarri@gmail.com
Killed SB14-090 (Eliminating background checks for firearms sold to step-relatives)
_____________________________________________________________________

List updated on 2-28-14


15 posted on 03/01/2014 5:23:48 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: MileHi

Karl Rove was born in Denver ?


16 posted on 03/01/2014 6:04:54 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jazusamo

“Sorry to hear that, thought he was a pretty solid conservative.”

Cory is indeed a solid conservative.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 7:02:04 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: george76

“Many locals are not happy with this”

Well, this “local” is deliriously happy! Ken Buck is an idiot: he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against Bennett. Exact same thing would happen if Buck ran for Senate again. There’s almost no credible GOP candidates in this state because the party is weak beyond belief. This weakness allowed nut-job candidates to get nominated across the board and all were crushed by the Democrats.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 7:06:09 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: jazusamo

“Hope he’s not connected in any way to that shyster Rove.”

He’s not. Cory’s a good conservative, though not the shell-backed conservative like many of us, but then again a shell-backed conservative has no chance of being elected here.

So we now have a choice in Colorado: an out and out obama-loving 99% obama-voting communist, or a decent conservative.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 7:09:29 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

Thanks for your posts.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:35 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: george76
Don't know about born, but he has talked about growing up in the ‘burbs of Denver I believe.
21 posted on 03/01/2014 7:45:23 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: george76
FWIW

“Karl Rove was born in Denver, Colorado, the second of five children, and was raised in Sparks, Nevada. His biological father left the family when Rove and his older brother were children. His mother, Reba Louise (née Wood), was a gift shop manager, and his mother's second husband, Louis Claude Rove, Jr. (1928–2004), who adopted him[2] and whom Rove knew as his father, was a geologist.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Rove

22 posted on 03/01/2014 7:51:40 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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