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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:22 AM

CO-SEN: Colorado's Cory Gardner Struggles to Survive the Trump Effect

The pandemic precludes pressing the flesh, so Sen. Cory Gardner extends his elbow for a merry bump. He’s wearing a green Colorado State University face mask, and when he tugs it down, he’s grinning. He’s serious about protecting the elderly from Covid-19 “because there would be nobody left in the Senate but very few of us,” Mr. Gardner, 46, jokes as he addresses an audience of conservatives in this mountain resort 100 miles west of Denver. But Mr. Gardner’s humor and good cheer contrast with the bleak mood of his supporters, who seem terrified about what will happen if he loses his seat this November.

“I think it’s pretty simple,” Mr. Gardner tells me. “If we hold Colorado, we keep the Senate majority.” As he courts voters by Zoom, over the phone and in person, he’s observed “a level of concern for the country in their voice that I’ve never heard before. It is beyond just, ‘Man, you’re the person I want to win,’ to ‘We will be lost without you.’ And I don’t by any means take that as me, but if we lose the Senate, if we lose the country to the radical left.” Such alarm from voters is “something I’ve never experienced,” he says. “I did not experience this six years ago.”

Mr. Gardner faces a formidable challenger in former Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat with a reputation for governing as a moderate. He has hammered Mr. Gardner over Congress’s failure to approve more Covid-19 relief funding for small businesses and for voting “to repeal, defund, or weaken the Affordable Care Act.” The former governor touts his decision to expand Medicaid and set up a “successful state exchange.” Mr. Hickenlooper supports a national public option and says “universal coverage is possible—and necessary.” And he stresses that “people of color are more likely to die from Covid-19 than white Americans.”



https://www.wsj.com/articles/colorados-cory-gardner-struggles-to-survive-the-trump-effect-11600191638

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:33 AM

1. Gardner has gone very negative on Hickenlooper...

Accused him of stealing public funds.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:50 AM

2. So his argument to voters isn't that he's a good senator, it's just

"We need to keep the the Senate majority."

That's a weak argument I'd be embarrassed and ashamed to make. It's probably the same argument McSally will make in Arizona.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:53 AM

3. That is one struggle I hope he does NOT survive!

We need that Colorado seat to take the majority.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:21 AM

7. It's an article from the Wall Street Journal - owned now by Rupert Murdock of fox propaganda.

That is even more scary than Cory Gardner being reelected.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:54 AM

4. Get going Gardner. And good riddance.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 06:06 AM

5. People need to see the gop as a whole..

does not serve the publics best interests...It costs us in lost tax revenues and really weak

medical services...Get a clue people...run them all out of town...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 07:30 AM

8. That is what the democrats need to be advertising even if we DO take back the government

We have to keep pointing out things that we do for people, as opposed to what the right wing media keeps pounding into people's heads. Democrats have become a bad word in this country due to the media being owned mostly by 6 huge corporations.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 06:56 AM

6. Here is a non-DU ActBlue link to donate to Gov. John Hickenlooper

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:05 AM

9. It appears Cory Gardner is not doing well here in Colorado. Hoping that another huge

Trump supporter will go in the trash can of history!...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 08:22 AM

10. THEY -FASCISM - are the radical right, we must push that point

We - the moderate middle - are being cast as far left radicals, while they, fascists, are trying to appear normal. Hope Biden calls Trump a fascist to his face in the third debate.

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