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  • DEADLINE! Government has Until Midnight to Save Colowyo ( Coal mining Jobs: Colorado )

    07/07/2015 3:06:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | July 7, 2015
    The community of Craig is holding its collective breath today, waiting on the feds to decide by midnight whether they will bother to challenge a court decision that threatens to shutter the Colowyo Mine. The Interior Department has gobbled up the entire period allotted to them to decide whether to appeal. We can only hope they have used this time wisely to decide in favor of the 200 plus workers whose jobs are on the line. And the lines in the proverbial sands have been clearly drawn. On one side is the radical environmental group WildEarth Guardians, who brought the...
  • First Senate Race Ratings Revealed

    01/12/2015 1:30:36 PM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Democratic vulnerabilities appear to be limited to just two states. Former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Michael Bennet’s re-election in Colorado is rated as Leans Democratic. His home-state colleague, Democrat Mark Udall, was defeated in November. And Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid can expect a tough race in Nevada if he seeks re-election. His race is also rated Leans Democratic, as Republicans search for a challenger. ... Four of the nine seats Democrats lost in 2014 were listed as Tossups nearly two years before the election. In January 2013, Alaska, Montana and North Carolina were rated as Leans Democratic, and...
  • Red States Are Getting a New Shade of Redder-people who deny climate change most likely to suffer

    12/12/2014 1:28:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | December 12, 2014 | Joshua Zaffos
    ".....Yuma,Colorado, a farming town of 3,500 people near the Kansas border, celebrated last month as homegrown Republican Cory Gardner was elected to the U.S. Senate. Gardner, a high school football player and the son of a farm equipment dealer, defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to help the GOP gain control of the Senate in the second-most expensive congressional race of all time.Gardner represented Colorado’s 4th Congressional District for four years, an expansive territory that covers the mostly flat and rural eastern third of the state. Farmers there mostly grow corn to feed cattle, and water comes from the quickly...
  • Colorado politics could be playbook for GOP response to president's move of immigration

    11/23/2014 12:43:44 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | November 23, 2014
    GOP Rep. Cory Gardner won election to the Senate in the midterms in a state where 14 percent of voters are Hispanic. His GOP colleague, Rep. Mike Coffman, won re-election in a district where 14 percent of residents were born in foreign countries. Both opposed last year's failed bipartisan effort in the Senate to overhaul the nation's immigration system, a top priority of immigrant-rights groups, especially its centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for most of the 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally. Both also spoke warmly of the contributions made by immigrants and shifted to the center on...
  • Feminist Writer Can’t Stand Republican Women

    11/10/2014 3:40:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Whether liberals would like to admit it or not; 2014 was a historic moment for women, especially Republican women. Besides it being a wave election, Republicans elected the first female senators from Iowa and West Virginia, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and the first black Republican woman–Mia Love–in Utah. Yet, these were Republican women; they’re a horrid subset of the human species beholden to their patriarchal masters according to feminists. Well, it all comes down to abortion–again–and this super-secret conspiracy to make life for American women–and women around the world–miserable (via the Guardian) [emphasis mine]: In a way, female...
  • Dem GOTV Group Caught on Camera Endorsing Voter Fraud

    10/22/2014 1:11:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 22, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud:"That’s Not Even Like Lying or Stealing"A top official at a Democratic get-out-the-vote outfit working to reelect Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo) appears to endorse voter fraud in a hidden camera video released on Wednesday. The video, released by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows Meredith Hicks, director of the political canvassing group Work for Progress, endorse the casting of fraudulent mail-in ballots for ineligible voters. “If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, lets use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,”...
  • Fox calls it for Cory Gardner in Colorado!!!

    11/04/2014 6:55:20 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 48 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | November 4, 2014 | Fox News
    Fox news just called it for Cory Gardner over Mark Udall in Colorado..
  • Final Quinnipiac poll shows Senate, governor races too close to call ( Colorado )

    11/03/2014 11:36:14 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    KDVR ^ | November 3, 2014 | Chuck Hickey
    DENVER — A final Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters shows the race for governor and the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado is too close to call with Electon Day a day away. Rep. Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall 45 percent to 43 percent, the poll, which was released Monday morning, showed, well within the 3.4 percentage point margin of error. ... In the governor’s race, a Quinnipiac poll showed Republican Bob Beauprez leading Gov. John Hickenlooper 45 percent to 43 percent. “Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will have to count on an aggressive final hour ground game and a...
  • Upset! War hero suddenly threatens to unseat Dem senator [Udall in New Mexico]

    11/02/2014 1:33:02 AM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 8 hours ago | GREG COROMBOS
    While Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is on the ropes in his bid for re-election, his cousin, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is now trying to fend off the momentum of retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Allen Weh, who is near or within the margin of error in the latest polls. Just a week ago, Udall led Weh by 16 points. Since then, an Albuquerque Journal survey shows a seven-point race (50-43) while a Vox Populi poll released Monday suggests a 47-43 Udall lead. Weh said another poll has the margin down to two percentage points, and there are good reasons for...
  • The 15 Worst Democrat Gaffes This Election

    11/02/2014 10:37:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    This started as a top ten list.Let's face it, with President Obama's awful approval ratings and the unfortunate consequences of Obamacare felt like a sting around the country, Democrats were already vulnerable in this year's midterm elections. These gaffes certainly won't help. Let's take a look at some of the worst mistakes Dems have made on the campaign trail so far:1.) That awful/insensitive/shameful and now infamous ad from the Wendy Davis (D-TX) gubernatorial campaign. 2.) Those colorful campaign memos from Michelle Nunn’s (D-GA) campaign, in which her own campaign referred to her as a “lightweight.” 3.) Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) saying he was...
  • Desperate Colorado Dems: GOP Senate Candidate Cory Gardner Wants to Ban Birth Control

    10/29/2014 3:29:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard the latest attempt against Cory Gardner in Colorado? I mean, it's so bad, the Democrats are running commercials saying that he wants to ban condoms. I'm not kidding you. He's only one of the guys that suggested making birth control available over-the-counter without a prescription to blunt this silly War on Women thing. Udall, his opponent, is simply repeating things. Udall, I don't even think his mind is in the can. He's a walking, talking robot. So while Gardner is talking about making birth control available over-the-counter, Udall is, for two weeks after that,...
  • Colorado Senate: Gardner (R) 51%, Udall (D) 45%

    10/28/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 28, 2014
    Colorado is home to one of the most crucial races for Republicans to take control of the U.S. Senate, and it appears to be slipping away from Democratic Senator Mark Udall in the final stretch. Republican Cory Gardner now picks up 51% of the vote to Udall’s 45% in the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Colorado Voters. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, while two percent (2%) are undecided.
  • The November of Liberal Discontent

    10/27/2014 6:07:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    When the left-leaning Denver Post shocked Colorado and the political world by endorsing Republican challenger Cory Gardner over Democrat incumbent Mark Udall in Colorado’s close race for US Senate, national Democrats were punched as silly as a victim of the knockout game. “One of the worst endorsement decisions by any serious newspaper in my lifetime,” raged former Colorado Senator Gary Hart. “Naďve! What was the Denver Post thinking?” sputtered The New Republic. “Asinine,” intoned Salon, for good measure. Liberals are enraged a liberal leaning paper endorsed a conservative challenger over a lackluster liberal incumbent. But expressing that would expose their...
  • Udall Screws Up Introducing First Lady: ‘We Judge People By The Content Of Their Color’

    10/26/2014 5:18:46 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    While introducing Michelle Obama at a campaign event on Friday, Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) invoked the words of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to add some gravitas to the First Lady’s appearance. Unfortunately, they were the wrong words. “I’m so proud of our country. In 2008 and 2012, we showed that Dr. Martin Luther King had it right,” Udall said. “Which is that in America, at our best, we judge people by the content of their color–” Udall’s crowd began to groan, and the embattled Democratic senator quickly corrected himself on the oft-quoted phrase. “Content of...
  • Michelle Obama apparently mixes up Colorado Senate candidates at campaign event

    10/23/2014 8:49:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    fox ^ | October 23, 2014
    Michelle Obama made yet another flub on the campaign trail Thursday when she apparently confused Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall with his Republican rival. Obama spoke in Denver Thursday as part of a campaign event for Udall, who is engaged in a heated battle with his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner. She touted Udall’s Senate record in her speech, and called him a “fifth-generation Coloradan.” “Mark understands what makes this state special,” she said. The only problem? Udall is not a fifth-generation Coloradan. In fact, he was born in Arizona and his father, former Rep. Mo Udall, served as a...
  • First Lady stumps in Close Colorado Senate Race

    10/23/2014 3:24:14 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Kristen Wyatt
    First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday became the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race. Obama rallied some 1,500 people in Denver to vote for Democratic Sen. Mark Udall as he faces a tight run for a second term. Republicans have targeted the seat as one of the six they need to win control of the Senate. Udall narrowly trails his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, in recent polls. Democrats are counting on turning out their base voters, especially younger women, to close the gap. Michelle Obama told the crowd to remember 2008, when her husband...
  • Another poll shows Cory Gardner ahead in Colorado. Is the seat slipping away from Democrats?

    10/22/2014 4:36:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    For weeks, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) and Sen. Mark Udall (D) have been statistically tied in polls of the Colorado Senate race, with Gardner in the lead but well within the margin of error. Now a new poll, taken over the last four days, shows Gardner leading by seven points. According to the USA Today/Suffolk University poll, Gardner is at 46 percent to Udall's 39 percent. A September poll from the same pollster had Gardner up by just one, 43-42. Both polls have a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent, meaning neither shows Gardner with what can...
  • O'Keefe : Mark Udall Advocates Condone Voter Fraud: "That’s not even like lying or stealing"

    10/22/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT · by sunmars · 182 replies
    Awesome" is a very common word used by Democratic operatives in Colorado when discussing potential voter fraud. Project Veritas Action went undercover in the Centennial State to reveal just how prone their mail-in ballot system is to likely voter fraud.
  • Gore to Stand In at Udall Fundraiser

    10/22/2014 6:22:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Oct 21, 2014
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-10-21/gore-to-stand-in-at-udall-fundraiser
  • Cringe-worthy Senate Democrat Interview: 'I'm Brain Dead Today'

    10/21/2014 4:01:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Come for his answer on Common Core ("yes"), stay for his avert-your-eyes inability to answer lighthearted softball questions about books and music -- via John Ekdahl: 10 Questions for Sen. Mark Udall He's got most of the policy stuff nailed: Keep Obamacare? Check. Gun control? Check. Path to citizenship? Check. Opposition to the death penalty? Check. Opposition to the 'personhood' amendment? Check. More regulations on fracking? Check. Was his answer on Common Core an endorsement of the program, or a rejection of it?  Yes. Keep in mind that this is a man running for re-election in a purple state who's still trying...
  • CO Senate - Gardner +6 over Udall (47-41) (Quinippiac)

    10/16/2014 6:07:08 AM PDT · by mrs9x · 22 replies
    Quinnipiac ^ | 10/16/2014 | Quinnipiac
    U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican challenger in the Colorado U.S. Senate race, leads U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent 47 - 41 percent among likely voters, with 8 percent for independent candidate Steve Shogan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 4 percent are undecided. This compares to a 48 - 40 percent likely voter lead for Gardner in a September 18 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. With Shogan out of the race, Gardner is ahead 49 - 44 percent. In the three-way race today, women back Udall over Gardner 49 - 40 percent,...
  • Gary Hart Whines to Denver Post Over Cory Gardner Endorsement 'Heresy'

    10/15/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 15, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's heresy I tell you. Heresy! A generally liberal newspaper must never be allowed the thought crime of endorsing a conservative Republican candidate in a major political race. Such was the attitude of former presidential candidate Gary Hart(pence) in his angry letter to the editor of the Denver Post denouncing them for the high heresy of endorsing Cory Gardner over Mark Udall in the senate race from Colorado. What is most interesting about Hart's letter is what is not in it, namely any complaint about biased coverage on the part of the Denver Post. Instead Hart throws a conniption fit...
  • Two new polls show races tight in Senate, governor races ( Colorado )

    10/15/2014 8:03:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | October 15, 2014
    Republican Cory Gardner has opened a four-point lead in the Colorado Senate race that’s key in determining whether Democrats can hold onto their majority... Gardner held a 50 percent to 46 percent edge on first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in the survey of 665 likely voters, conducted Oct. 9-13. ... Udall is getting clobbered in the all-important suburbs, as well as in rural areas, and his lead in Colorado cities is not enough to overcome that ... Hurting Udall is an underwater favorability rating of 45 percent — with 51 percent of those surveyed saying they have an unfavorable opinion...
  • Mark Udall has been dubbed ‘Mark Uterus’ on the campaign trail. That’s a problem.

    10/13/2014 12:25:10 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has talked about contraception and abortion more than just about any other 2014 candidate. Roughly half of his ads are about women's issues. The focus has been so intense that Udall has been nicknamed "Mark Uterus," with a local columnist joking that if the race were a movie, it would be set in a gynecologist's office. In a debate between Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner last week, moderator Lynn Bartels of the Denver Post used the moniker to describe him. For all of that focus — and the insistence from Democrats that Gardner's record on...
  • Udall’s Shorter Work Week ( Obamacare Taxes, Penalty )

    10/13/2014 4:15:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 12, 2014
    Universities dodge the mandate by cutting back student work hours. Liberals are rebuking businesses for cutting the hours of workers to skirt ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Lo, the people’s republic of Boulder, otherwise known as the University of Colorado, has announced that it too is capping the hours of undergraduate workers to avoid the mandate. ... Undergrads will now be limited to 25 hours of university-provided employment per week, though students can work additional hours at off-campus jobs. Under ObamaCare, large employers must provide health benefits—including free contraception—to all employees who work more than 30 hours a week on average. Otherwise,...
  • Denver Post endorses Cory Gardner (r)

    10/10/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 16 replies
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  • Why Doesn’t Mark Udall Have To Answer For His Extremism?

    10/09/2014 12:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/09/2014 | David Harsanyi
    During this week’s Colorado senatorial debate, Mark Udall was asked a simple question by the Denver Post’s Chuck Plunkett: With all our technological advances and society’s greater understanding of fetal development do you still support late-term abortions on demand? Udall replied: “To demand that that woman carry that child to term would be a form of government intervention that none of us want to see happen. We ought to respect the women of Colorado and their point of view.” Let me translate this bit of craven polispeak: ‘I support the right to an abortion in all trimesters of pregnancy for...
  • Colorado Sen. Mark Udall Defends Unlimited Abortions at Eight Months of Pregnancy

    10/08/2014 8:57:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt |
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall voted for abortion almost 80 times during his tenure in the Senate, including voting against a bill to ban gruesome partial-birth abortions. markudall4During a debate in Denver last night, Udall defended his support for late-term abortions. A moderator Udall the following question: “We know that you support a woman’s right to choose, but given the advances in scientific understanding of fetal development, where pregnant mothers know at which week babies grow fingernails and can swallow, would you support a ban on late-term abortions and if so at what week?” Udall attempted to defend his pro-abortion position...
  • Mark Udall: You bet I support a new energy tax and releasing more Gitmo terrorists

    10/07/2014 10:41:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Guy Benson
    Colorado Democrat Mark Udall has taken the unprecedented step of refusing to debate his Republican opponent on statewide television, so the voting public’s insights into his views generally come from one of three sources: (1) His voting record, which backs Barack Obama 99 percent of the time, (2) his ads, a ludicrous percentage of which obsess and mislead over birth control, and (3) clips from untelevised candidate forums and interviews. On that last front, Udall has uncorked some real head-turning quotes over the last 48 hours. In an exclusive sit-down with KDVR television, Udall said he doesn’t regret any...
  • UDALL LIED (AGAIN): Embattled Sen. Arrested for More Than Just Pot ( Colorado )

    09/29/2014 3:51:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | September 29, 2014 by
    Pot is one thing, but three ounces is a lot for a casual user and is usually reserved for dealers. Wait…. You weren’t selling that weed were you, Mark? And, then, amphetamines? Really? It’s no secret in Colorado that Sen. Mark Udall has some problems telling the truth. It’s probably also relatively well-known that Mark Udall admitted to The Rocky Mountain News (RIP) that he was arrested for possession of marijuana. But, here’s Sen. Udall’s dirty little secret – it wasn’t just marijuana and it was a little more complicated than he shrugged off in the Rocky. ... The punishment...
  • Senate Update: A Troubling Trend For Democrats In Colorado

    09/26/2014 10:12:06 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 15 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | September 25, 2014 | Nate Silver
    The battle for Senate control has been close all year, but also remarkably consistent. Way back in March, we described Republicans as slight favorites to pick up the chamber. And since FiveThirtyEight officially launched its forecast model this month, Republicans have had between a 53 and a 65 percent chance of winning the Senate. Our most recent update, as of Thursday evening, is close to the middle of that range, putting Republicans’ takeover chances at about 58 percent. SENATEUPDATE There’s no guarantee things will remain this way. At just about this time two years ago, Democrats broke open what had...
  • Can a Recycled Abortion Strategy Beat Cory Gardner in Colorado?

    09/19/2014 4:31:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    Democratic operative Guy Cecil was living in Sen. Michael Bennet's basement four years ago, trying to pinch every last penny and salvage his boss's appointed seat in the U.S. Senate. It was then that the Bennet campaign hatched the political plan that would save his job: relentlessly focusing on abortion and contraception to cast his GOP opponent as an extremist. Today, Cecil and Bennet are reunited as the top strategist and chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. And together they are recycling the same abortion playbook they wrote in 2010—this time to rescue another vulnerable incumbent, Sen. Mark Udall,...
  • Four Senate Democratic candidates rake in climate-change cash ( Udall:Co, Shaheen: NH & )

    09/18/2014 1:56:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    The one-day GreenStorm campaign blitz raised more than $250,000 for Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, along with Senate hopefuls Bruce Braley of Iowa and Rep. Gary Peters of Michigan. ... The GreenStorm fundraiser was also supported by ProgressivesUnited PAC, the Voices for Progress PAC, the National Resources Defense Fund PAC, and the Population Connection Action Fund..
  • Suffolk University Poll of CO Senate Race: Gardner (R) 43% Udall (D) 42%

    09/17/2014 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief · 17 replies
    Suffolk University ^ | September 17, 2014
    Democratic incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner are locked in a statistical dead heat in the Colorado race for U.S. Senate, according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll. The poll of likely voters in the general election shows Gardner backed by 43 percent and Udall by 42 percent, a difference that is well within the poll’s 4.4 percent margin of error. Another 10 percent of likely voters remain undecided, and four independent and third-party candidates were in low single digits. The Colorado race for governor also is neck-and-neck, with 43 percent of respondents supporting Democratic incumbent John...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Review’s chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, I’d expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last week’s much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Why Doesn’t Mark Udall Want a Denver TV Debate?

    09/12/2014 6:42:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | September 11, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    In Colorado, embattled Democratic senator Mark Udall won’t debate Cory Gardner on any of the Denver television stations. Too busy, he says. ... At least he didn’t claim either of the executed American journalists would agree with him.
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) Slapped with FEC Complaint

    09/10/2014 11:33:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | September 9th, 2014 | Aaron Gardner
    Mark Udall, who yesterday had to apologize for his use of beheaded Americans as a political shield in his weekend debate with Republican opponent Rep. Cory Gardner, has been hit with an accusation of a campaign finance violation. What Senator Mark Udall did, which was caught on camera by Revealing Politics, is a rather blatant violation of the Federal Elections Commission rule which bans the practice of federal candidates soliciting non-federal funds. While a named guest at a fundraising event for State Representative Crisanta Duran, Chairwoman of Colorado’s powerful Joint Budget Committee and rumored contender for House Majority Leader, Udall...
  • udall apologizes for comments on slain hostages

    09/08/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Sep 8, 2014
    <p>Sen. Mark Udall on Monday apologized for saying that two reporters beheaded by militants in the Middle East would agree that the United States should not "be impulsive" in responding to their deaths.</p> <p>Udall, a Democrat, made the comments in an untelevised debate with challenger Rep. Cory Gardner on Saturday night in the western Colorado town of Grand Junction. Udall has been criticized by Republicans for saying the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which currently controls much of Iraq's heartland, is not an imminent threat to the United States. At the debate, he argued that the two American journalists whose beheadings it filmed and released would agree with him.</p>
  • Mark Udall: Beheaded American Journalists Would Have Wanted Cautious Approach to ISIS

    09/08/2014 3:07:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The president has in recent days taken fire from members of his own party for taking a low-key approach to tackling the problem presented by the Islamic State, particularly as the images of two American journalists kidnapped and beheaded in Syria have flashed across television screens. Even Minnesota senator Al Franken, who since his election in 2008 has gone to great lengths to avoid the media, made headlines when he said he was “troubled” by some of Obama’s statements. Though the president has become a political liability for Democrats this election season, he hasn’t lost all of his allies in...
  • Koch brothers group to hit Mark Udall in Colorado

    03/15/2014 12:57:07 PM PDT · by catnipman · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/14/2014 | JAMES HOHMANN
    Americans for Prosperity has reserved nearly $850,000 in airtime for TV ads that will begin Monday. A source tracking media buys told POLITICO that about $500,000 in time has been reserved in Denver and $340,000 has been reserved in Colorado Springs. The money is spread over three weeks. Continue Reading The Koch brothers-backed group is making the buy in the wake of Republican Rep. Cory Gardner’s decision to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. This is the first outside group to make a major play in the Rocky Mountain State. ... more
  • Mark Udall’s Wife Partners with Leonardo DiCaprio to Call for Carbon Tax

    08/28/2014 6:29:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Auggust 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall’s (Colo.) wife called for a carbon tax while appearing in a new anti-oil video produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. “People are ready for conversation,” says Maggie Fox, Udall’s wife and former president of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, in the Green World Rising video, entitled, “Carbon.” “They’re ready to understand that carbon pollution is causing this challenge and that there is a simple solution: put a price on carbon pollution,” she says. DiCaprio is releasing a series of environmentalist videos on climate change, the first focusing on gathering support for a cap and trade system. A...
  • Another 2,000 Insurance Policies Cancelled In Colorado

    08/21/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Greg Campbell
    More than 2,000 more Coloradans had their health insurance plans cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a letter from the state regulatory agency to state Senate Republicans.Following a dust-up earlier this year between Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and the Division of Insurance, Republicans have requested regular updates on policies that are cancelled because they don’t conform to Obamacare or because companies are getting out of the individual insurance market.Udall disputed the original number of nearly a quarter million cancellations in the immediate wake of Obamacare’s rollout in late 2013, arguing that almost all of...
  • SHOT UP: Udall Losing In NYT Predictive Model For First Time

    07/21/2014 2:57:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | July 21, 2014
    For the first time this entire election cycle The New York Times Senate forecast at The Upshot predicts Udall has a greater chance of losing reelection than winning (53%-47%). This is a huge deal, as The Upshot tries to go beyond just the polls and factor in other intangibles about a race, such as, incumbency, fundraising, a state’s past election history among others, who the liberals at the NYT want to win. All those factors in The Upshot model lean heavily Udall’s way. Yet, despite this inherent, built-in advantage, Udall can’t overcome one thing: the people of Colorado feel he...
  • Campaign Contributions Ensnare Udall in IRS’s Missing Emails Scandal ( Colorado )

    06/21/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 19, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    Top GOP officials are concerned that missing among the IRS’s internal emails are communications with Sen. Mark Udall and a dozen other Democrats who received campaign contributions from the federal agency’s union. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) first issued Freedom of Information Act requests to the IRS last year seeking all electronic and written documents between top officials there and the Democrats who received the campaign funding, but the attempts have been repeatedly stonewalled. Udall has accepted $13,000 in donations from the National Treasury Employees Union that represents IRS employees ... This is just another instance of Mark Udall...
  • MARK UDALL’s PRICE TAG: Left-Wing Extremist Millions Causes Udall To Sell Out Coloradans

    05/23/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 23, 2014
    We now know how much Sen. Mark Udall was willing to sell Colorado out for- $15 million (give or take). The eco-extremist Tom Steyer is hoping to have a $100 million dollars to spend in just seven races this election cycle. That means if Steyer distributes his hoped for funds evenly, it only took less than $15 million dollars for Udall to choose a San Francisco eco-extremist’s wishes over what is best for Colorado ... Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing but an extremist issue pushed by those on the margins of the Democratic Party. The chance to...
  • Harry Reid: Vote to Amend U.S. Constitution to Limit Political Speech

    05/18/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2014 | Ken Klukowski
    On May 15, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on June 3 on amending the U.S. Constitution to limit political speech. If ultimately adopted, it would mark the first time in American history that a constitutional amendment rescinded a freedom listed as among the fundamental rights of the American people. The proposed amendment was introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-CO) as S.J.R. 19 and if ratified would become the Twenty-Eighth Amendment. It provides in part that “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents...
  • Democratic Pollster Has Udall Breaking Ahead Of Gardner In Colorado

    05/17/2014 6:04:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 05/16/2014 | Greg Campbell
    Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is inching ahead of Republican challenger Cory Gardner, according to a new poll that was reportedly commissioned by the same group running a $1.3 million ad campaign against Gardner. Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling has Udall ahead by a slim margin of 47-43 percent. A poll done in March by the same group showed a much narrower race, with Udall ahead by only 42-40 percent. ... The poll shows that Udall still has his work cut out for him, with 45 percent disapproving of his job performance as U.S. Senator compared to 42 percent who...
  • Polis Puts Udall, Dems in Bind with Anti-Fracking Initiatives ( Colorado )

    05/17/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Jared Polis’s decision to sponsor a barrelful of anti-fracking initiatives is threatening to make a tough election year even rougher for Colorado Democrats, starting with Sen. Mark Udall. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is attempting to broker a deal that would persuade Polis to pull his proposed anti-fracking initiatives, but if the governor can’t get it done, every Democratic candidate will face pressure to take a stand this year on an issue that has badly divided the state party. That starts with the Democrat Udall, who’s already under fire for refusing to stake out a position on whether to construct...
  • The Keystone Pipeline Is Ruining Mark Udall's Week

    05/06/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 5, 2014 | Jason Plautz
    Mark Udall, D-Colo., is facing calls on both sides to clarify his position on the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't run through Colorado, but it's about to take center stage in the state's politics. The Senate is near certain to vote this week on legislation that would approve the oil-sands pipeline, and that's leaving Sen. Mark Udall—a Democrat facing a tough reelection challenge—with an unenviable choice to make. If Udall votes yes, he'll anger a liberal base that has put blocking the pipeline at the head of its environmental charge. But if he votes no, his opponent...
  • (Exempt) Dems don't want to talk O-Care

    04/27/2014 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/14 | Sheila Timmons
    To many Democrats, ObamaCare is a four-letter word. Most Democrats in competitive elections are seeking to avoid the topic, opting not to tout the controversial law on their campaign websites. In a review of battleground races, The Hill found that out of 50 Democratic candidates with active campaign websites, only 11 mention the healthcare law by name, either as "ObamaCare," "Affordable Care Act," or "ACA." Fourteen more mention the law, but not its name, and half the candidates omit it entirely from their websites. President Obama has trumpeted that more than 8 million people have enrolled in ACA-related plans. Meanwhile,...