03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cory Gardner, GOP Challenger In CD-4, Volunteered For Democrats As Late As 1998, Despite Claims Otherwise

Republican congressional frontrunner Cory Gardner is a former Democrat who realized in college that his beliefs "were aligned with conservative Republican values and ideals," he said.

But a year after graduating from Colorado State University, Gardner was an active volunteer for Democrat Susan Kirkpatrick, who was challenging Republican conservative icon Bob Schaffer for Northern Colorado's congressional seat, Kirkpatrick recalled Tuesday.

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