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Cory Gardner Conspicuously Absent From State Senate Water Debate

05/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Congressional hopeful and state Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, caught some flack today for missing a vote on a water bill critical to his district while in a series of Washington, D.C. meetings.

Senate Bill 52 nearly died in the House this morning, only to be resurrected at the last minute on a narrow 33-30 vote. It would protect boundaries of a designated groundwater basin that's home to the Republican River and Gardner's Eastern Colorado district.

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