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Mark Udall

Why Are You Running for Senate?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Political campaigns love to develop a narrative and connect it to everything they say and do. But sometimes they overdo it, and the campaign narrative...

New Koch Brothers-Backed Group To Begin Airing Ads In Key Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A political nonprofit associated with conservative funders Charles and David Koch will begin airing TV ads in Colorado and Iowa, according to televisi...

Jason Linkins

Politicians Are Releasing B-Roll Videos Of Themselves, And They Are Ridiculous

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

Political campaigns are not allowed to coordinate their efforts with the super PACs that nominally support them -- or so they would have us believe, w...

Jason Linkins

Mystery Super PAC Theatre 2014: The Further Adventures Of Campaign B-Roll Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

As Paul Blumenthal reported last week, the hot new thing in the shady interplay between political campaigns and the super PACs that support them is th...

This Senate Race Has Emerged As One Of 2014's Most Competitive Battles

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The Senate race in Colorado has shot toward the top of the nation's most competitive contests this midterm election year, giving the D...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

GOP Senate Candidate May Have Supported Fetal Personhood Until More Recently Than He Claims

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), may have mischaracterized how recently he changed his feelings about ...

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

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before being elected to Congress four years ago, Rep. Cory Gardner, who's now running for Senate against Democrat Mark Udall, backed off campaign prom...

Republican's Big Reversal Reflects State Electorate

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, moving toward the middle in a Senate race with national stakes, said Tuesday he abandoned his longti...

GOP Senate Candidate Changes Tune On Strict Abortion Stance

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Two weeks after officially launching his U.S. Senate campaign, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) has changed course on his abortion views. In a Friday in...

Misleading Anti-Obamcare Ad Ends Up Promoting Truth about Obamacare

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Sometimes a misleading political ad has the unintended consequence of creating a backlash of truthful information that runs counter to unsupported claims in the ad.

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Drops Out Of Colorado Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill (R) announced Monday that he is dropping his Senate bid, Colorado Peak Politics reports, leaving Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Co...

The 'Two-Whacks' Gardner Theory

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When I first heard Caplis two-whacks theory, I didn't know all these details about Gardner's softball campaign history, but I still thought Caplis had it right just based on Udall's appeal and war chest, as well as all the uncertainty we see on the 2014 political landscape.

Paul Blumenthal

U.S. Push For Natural Gas Exports To Help Ukraine Won't Actually Help Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As much of the world focuses on Ukraine's political turmoil and Russia's military response, those at the top of the K Street influence t...

Republican Party Ups Investment In Colorado

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The Republican National Committee is pouring resources into Colorado, adding more than a dozen staffers as a new Senate candidate and ...

Battle Between CIA, Members Of Congress Escalates

The New York Times | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

The Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to keep secret the details of a defunct detention and interrogation program has escalated a battle between...

Rising GOP Star Officially Launches Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) officially launched his run for U.S. Senate on Saturday. Appearing at a lumber yard in Denver, Gardner blasted incumben...

Udall's Path To Reelection Gets More Challenging As GOP Candidates Swap Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

The Colorado Senate race just got a lot more interesting. Rep. Cory Gardner, a rising Republican star, will jump into the race to challenge Sen. M...

Luke Johnson

Senator Makes Push On Rights For Gay Vets

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is set to introduce an amendment Wednesday to sweeping veterans benefits legislation that would extend fede...

Mark Udall's Son Charged With Burglary, Car Break-Ins

AP | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has been charged with breaking into a home and four cars after allegedly using heroin. Twenty...

Udall In Near Dead Heat Over Colorado Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (D) leads, but narrowly, over Republican Ken Buck in a race for one of Colorado's U.S. Senate seats, according to a new surv...

Tea Party Favorite Making Second Bid For Senate Seat

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — Ken Buck is watching what he says. The Republican prosecutor became a symbol for his party's political overreach in 201...

Senator's Son Arrested On Vehicular Trespassing, Drug Charges

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Jed Udall, the son of Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), was arrested Wednesday on charges of vehicular trespassing and possession of a controlled substance i...

Dem Senator Won't Say If He Wants Obama To Campaign With Him

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) wouldn't give CNN's Dana Bash a definitive answer on whether or not he'll campaign with President Barack Obama as he faces r...

Do Senators Fear The Internet?

Center For Public Integrity | Rachel Baye | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Despite millions in potential cost savings to taxpayers, the U.S. Senate has still yet to pass a requirement that it file campaign finance reports ele...