FACT CHECK: McConnell-Linked Dark Money Allies Mislead Coloradans on Gardner’s Record of Prioritizing Wealthy & Big Corporations

FACT CHECK: McConnell-Linked Dark Money Allies Mislead Coloradans on Gardner’s Record of Prioritizing Wealthy & Big Corporations

Gardner Failed to Deliver Jobs Touted in Ad, But DID Deliver Tax Breaks for Corporate Special Interests

Denver, CO – Mitch McConnell’s dark money special interest allies are out with a new misleading ad to deceive voters about Senator Cory Gardner’s record of putting wealthy corporate interests ahead of Colorado families and failing to support Colorado’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Mitch McConnell’s dark money groups are working overtime to deceive voters about Senator Gardner’s record of working for big corporate and special interests and failing Coloradans in exchange,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “Coloradans are hurting thanks to Trump’s botched pandemic response, but Senator Gardner refuses to stand up to his party bosses, remaining silent when Coloradans need him most.”

The ad, from the Mitch McConnell-linked dark money group One Nation, conspicuously omits that Gardner stood with President Trump “100%” to push through a $2 trillion tax giveaway to the wealthy and big corporations and through his failed pandemic response that has yielded record unemployment and the tragic loss of more than 155,000 American lives. 

Here are the facts Gardner’s dark money allies leave out: 

GARDNER PRIORITIZED BIG CORPORATIONS & THE WEALTHY AHEAD OF COLORADANS

  • Gardner voted to keep tax breaks for companies outsourcing Colorado jobs, while congressional Democrats pushed legislation to penalize companies for offshoring jobs.
  • Gardner played a “key role” in pushing through the $2 trillion GOP tax scam that carved out massive tax cuts to the wealthy and doled out giveaways to big corporations, while leaving Coloradan families behind.
  • Gardner’s allegiance to corporations and the wealthy has rewarded him with the most corporate PAC money contributions in Colorado Senate history — a whopping total of $5.7 million.
  • Gardner has opposed measures to raise the minimum wage and pass paid family leave.

GARDNER DIDN’T SECURE SPACE COMMAND, BUT RAIDED MILLIONS FROM COLORADO MILITARY BASES FOR TRUMP

  • Gardner voted three times to let Trump raid military construction funding for his border wall and broke his promise to protect funding for Colorado’s bases as Peterson Air Force Base lost $8 million. Gardner apparently didn’t lift a finger to restore the funding.

GARDNER AND TRUMP’S COVID RESPONSE HAS FAILED COLORADO’S ECONOMY

PPP LOANS WENT TO CHINA & BIG BUSINESSES

BLM MOVE “DISAPPOINTING”

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