Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado released two ads last week responding to several Republican attacks in the competitive race that could determine the control of the United States Senate in 2015.
One ad, entitled “Succeed,” released Friday responds to his Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner’s ad suggesting he focuses too much on women’s issues.
“It’s not just about respecting every woman’s fundamental rights and freedoms. It’s that everyone deserves a fair shot at success…with affordable student loans, equal pay for women in the workforce, and equal treatment when it comes to what men and women pay for their healthcare.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported in April that Udall pays men on his staff an average of $9,783 more than women. Townhall notes Gardner, however, pays women on his staff more than men, and his Chief of Staff, Communications Director, and legal counsel are all female.
In a debate held Monday in Denver moderated by Manu Raju of Politico, Gardner and Udall sparred over a number of issues including cap and trade, fracking, and Obamacare. Udall affirmed that he would have voted for the health law again, reports The Free Beacon.
“Yes, yes, I would have voted again…Sure if I was there as we all are, hindsight is 20/20, there are some changes I would have made, and I’m happy to share those with you today or on the campaign trail.”
Gardner countered Udall by noting the nearly 340,000 Coloradans who have lost their insurance since the passage of Obamacare.
“The primary promises that were made in Obamacare, Senator Udall repeated every single one of them, that if you like your healthcare plan, you could keep your healthcare plan.
“340,000 Coloradans found out. He didn’t say that, ‘If I like your health care plan, you can keep it.’ He said, ‘If you like your health care plan you can keep it.’ Turned out not to be true.”
The race is coming down to the wire. Udall leads Gardner in the most recent poll conducted last week by CBS News/The New York Times/YouGov 48-45 percent, but Gardner leads the RealClearPolitics Average by less than one percentage point.
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