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Cory Gardner

Cory Scott Gardner (born August 22, 1974) is the Republican U.S. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. In 2010, he defeated ... More »Cory Scott Gardner (born August 22, 1974) is the Republican U.S. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. In 2010, he defeated incumbent Democrat Betsy Markey. He was formerly a member of the Colorado House of Representatives. Gardner was born in Yuma, Colorado, the son of Cindy L. (née Pagel) and John W. Gardner. His ancestry includes Irish, German, Austrian, and English. He graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University with a B.A. in political science. He went to Law School at the University of Colorado to earn his Juris Doctor. Gardner served as General Counsel and Legislative Director for former U.S. Senator Wayne Allard of Colorado. In 2006, he was elected to the 63rd district, which was vacated by Republican Greg Brophy, who went on to be State Senator. Gardner became the House Minority Whip in January 2007. The Denver Post hailed Gardner as “the GOP Idea Man”. He was named one of the Top 40 young Republican lawmakers by the magazine Rising Tide.... [ Wikipedia ]

In Senate race in Colorado, Dems move to portray strong GOP challenger as extremist

In Senate race in Colorado, Dems move to portray strong GOP challenger as extremist FILE: March 1, 2014: Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., announces his Senate candidacy at Denver Lumber Company, in Denver, Colo.AP The Senate race in Colorado emerging as one of the most competitive in 2014 has ...

Late night development in battle for Senate – CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) - A late night move has cleared the path for Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in this year's midterm election. State Sen. Owen Hill Monday night announced he was dropping his bid for the GOP nomination in Colorado. In an email to ...

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Personhood Flip Flop the Right Move for Gardner and Coffman

Both Rep. Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman made headlines this week for coming about against the current Personhood proposal that will appear on Colorado’s 2014 ballot. Both Coffman and Gardner are reversing past stances that were in favor of similar proposals. The Personhood ...

Republicans now see opportunity in more than a dozen 2014 Senate races

The additions come after Republicans got a top-tier recruit -- GOP Rep. Cory Gardner --- to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall. The RNC is hiring 11 new field workers, a director of Hispanic outreach and two additional Hispanic field staffers, as the GOP also contends for the ...

Sure, Republicans can win the Senate in 2014. But can they keep it in 2016?

Colorado (Democratic-controlled): Rep. Cory Gardner's (R) decision to reverse course and run against Sen. Mark Udall (D) turns this race from what was rapidly looking like a missed opportunity for Republicans into a real race. Gardner's entry led a number of primary challengers to ...

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Why Scott Brown is the icing on the cake for Senate Republicans

He's now part of a group of Republican candidates that includes Cory Gardner and to a lesser extent, Ed Gillespie. New Hampshire instantly becomes more competitive by virtue of Brown's decision. Up until now, no other Republican with a prayer of defeating Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) had ...

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Gardner Challenges Udall On Fracking

Rep. Cory Gardner announces his Senate run on March 1, 2014. (credit: CBS) DENVER (AP) – Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to disavow efforts to rein in the controversial procedure known as “fracking.” Gardner is running against Udall. ...

GOP’s Gardner Reverses Position On ‘Personhood’

Rep. Cory Gardner announces his Senate run. (credit: CBS) DENVER (AP) – Republican Rep. Cory Gardner says he’s changed his position and now opposes measures to grant a fertilized egg the same legal protections as a person. Gardner previously supported ballot measures in ...

Owen Hill Moves Up the GOP Bench

Senate race, continuing to clear the way for Rep. Cory Gardner. While the move wasn’t necessary for Gardner to secure the nomination and the right to go head-to-head with Sen. Mark Udall, the move is newsworthy for a couple of reasons. The first reason is how Hill responded to ...

Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos Reject the Ballot Box Altogether

Their Senate majority at risk, Democrats are hustling to help Senator Mark Udall now that a formidable Republican, Representative Cory Gardner, has challenged him. They also hope to snatch the House district, including Aurora, from Representative Mike Coffman, a Republican. His ...

Charlie Cook is getting more bullish on a Republican Senate in 2015

When GOP Rep. Cory Gardner announced his bid against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado three weeks ago, we moved that race to Lean Democratic. With former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s announcement that he would challenge Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire also goes into the ...

Koch Brothers target another Democratic senator – CNN Political Ticker

"Cory Gardner's special interest out of state allies are dumping their millions into Colorado because they know he will push an agenda in Washington that's good for billionaires like the Kochs but bad for Colorado's middle class," Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Press Secretary ...

Udall, Gardner trade barbs on energy records in U.S. Senate

Udall, Gardner trade barbs on energy records in U.S. Senate Less than two weeks after Republican Congressman Cory Gardner said he didn't take stands on local election issues — whether it was legalizing pot or seceding from Colorado — he blasted opponent Mark Udall for not saying ...

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Talk-Radio Scoop: Gardner Says his Abortion Position Is Same as Archbishop's | Jason Salzman

When Rep. Cory Gardner dumped his longstanding support of the Personhood amendment two weeks ago, reporters failed to tell us about Gardner's new position on abortion. It turns out, Gardner, who's running to unseat Sen. Mark Udall, now holds the same abortion stance as ...

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I'll Ban Abortion! Well, Maybe Not. Then Again... | Jason Salzman

Cory Gardner Bob Moore Ft. Collins Coloradoan Mark Udall Personhood Denver News Before being elected to Congress four years ago, Rep. Cory Gardner, who's now running for Senate against Democrat Mark Udall, backed off campaign promises to ban abortion, much like Gardner did Friday ...

Shining Himself Up for Colorado Women? | Jason Salzman

Maybe GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner was listening to Wadhams, because yesterday Gardner reversed his longstanding support for the personhood measure, which would ban all abortion, even for rape, saying he didn't fully understand it. Until yesterday, Gardner certainly ...

The "Two-Whacks" Gardner Theory | Jason Salzman

To the people who tell me I should get hazard pay for listening to conservative talk radio, I prove you wrong by offering this intelligent insight from KHOW radio host Dan Caplis, delivered during a discussion about why Rep. Cory Gardner would take on Sen. Mark Udall in November: Caplis: ...

Morning Plum: The battle over Obamacare is really a battle over Obama

* TURNOUT CRUCIAL IN COLORADO SENATE RACE: Politico has a nice overview of GOP Rep. Cory Gardner’s challenge to Dem Senator Mark Udall, with an emphasis on how Dems will use Gardner’s extreme positions to turn out core voters that tend to stay home in midterms: Udall is invoking ...

GOP's Gardner Reversal Reflects Colo. Electorate

GOP's Gardner Reversal Reflects Colo. Electorate Republican Rep. Cory Gardner's reversal on the issue of whether a fertilized egg should have the same legal protections as a person reflects a political assessment of the Colorado electorate. Female voters have been a significant force in ...

Hill drops Senate race, backs Gardner

DENVER (AP) — The last major opponent to Rep. Cory Gardner is bowing out of the Republican Senate primary. State Sen. Owen Hill on Monday told supporters he was stepping out of the race. That clears the field for Gardner to challenge Democrat Mark Udall. Hill's departure was first ...

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