HEADLINE: “Cory Gardner Runs Pro-Trump Facebook Ad Being Seen Everywhere — Except In Colorado”
“Gardner’s reelection campaign did not return requests for comment on why Colorado voters aren’t seeing the ad”
Denver, CO – A breaking HuffPost story reveals that Senator Cory Gardner is running Facebook ads touting his close relationship with President Trump in every state — except the one he is running in, Colorado. Gardner has shown no daylight between him and Trump and “doesn’t go out of his way to forcefully denounce the president,” but is desperately trying to deceive Coloradans by omitting his pro-Trump ads from our state.
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HuffPost: Cory Gardner Runs Pro-Trump Facebook Ad Being Seen Everywhere — Except In Colorado
The Republican senator is running for reelection in… Colorado.
By Amanda Terkel | August 14, 2020
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is running a new Facebook ad, touting his close relationship with President Donald Trump.
“We’re asking patriots nationwide to show that they support the pro-growth, conservative agenda that President Trump and I are fighting for ― will you join them? Sign your name now to say ‘thanks’ to President Trump for delivering REAL results on behalf of ALL Americans!” reads the text of the Facebook ad, which also has a little video featuring pictures of Gardner and Trump side-by-side.
But if you’re a voter in Colorado, you probably haven’t seen it.
There are four versions of the ad that began running Monday. According to Facebook data, the ad has been seen the least in Gardner’s own state.
Gardner’s reelection campaign did not return requests for comment on why Colorado voters aren’t seeing the ad.
Additionally, every other Facebook ad Gardner is running is being seen in Colorado.
The other explanation is that the Gardner campaign deliberately excluded it from Colorado.
Gardner is one of the most at-risk senators in the 2020 cycle, with Democrats looking at it as one of their best pickup opportunities. The state increasingly leans blue, and Democrats have won the presidential election there the past three cycles.
Gardner refused to vote for Trump in 2016 ― he said he “cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women” ― but he has endorsed the president’s reelection bid this time around.
Though he has distanced himself from Trump’s remarks or positions at times, he doesn’t go out of his way to forcefully denounce the president.
And when Trump came to Colorado in February for a rally, Gardner appeared with him and said the president had “done so much good for Colorado.”
“You are going to help us get Cory Gardner across that line because he’s been with us 100%,” Trump told the crowd. “There was no waver. He’s been with us. There was no waver with Cory, and we appreciate that.”
“There are no two ways about it: Sen. Gardner has pledged his allegiance to Donald Trump at the expense of Coloradans,” said Eli Rosen, spokesperson for the Colorado Democratic Party. “As Trump said himself, Gardner is with him ‘100%,’”