REALITY CHECK: Gardner’s New Ad Deceives — He Sold Out Colorado Public Lands & Peterson Air Force Base

REALITY CHECK: Gardner’s New Ad Deceives — He Sold Out Colorado Public Lands & Peterson Air Force Base

Denver Post Editorial: Endorsing Gardner Was A “Mistake” and We “Regret” It

Once again, Senator Cory Gardner’s new TV ad tries to deceive Coloradans about his real record, conspicuously omitting the president he’s stood with “100%” – and his record of voting with Trump 98% of the time as they sell out our public lands and raid millions from Peterson Air Force Base. Gardner lost The Denver Post’s endorsement for that vote; they wrote that he’d become exactly the “political time-server” they’d warned against and later said that “Gardner failed to protect Colorado from cuts in addition to failing the U.S. Constitution.”

“Once again, Cory Gardner is deceiving Coloradans while voting in lockstep with President Trump in Washington to sell out our public lands and military community,” said Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll. “Gardner and Trump have opposed new Colorado wilderness, rolled back protections for public lands and raided millions from Peterson Air Force Base — which was the final straw that caused The Denver Post to yank their endorsement. Coloradans know that Gardner is a slick politician who will say whatever he can to try to win, but we won’t be fooled.”

This isn’t Gardner’s first deceptive ad of the election cycle. Gardner’s first TV ad had to be edited after backlash from AAA Colorado and is facing a complaint with the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee for breaking ethics rules prohibiting official Senate footage in campaign materials, a rookie mistake that has caused Senators to have to take down their ads in previous cycles.

While Colorado Democrats have worked on all the issues Gardner claims credit for, Trump has given Gardner “advance notice” so he can “claim the first news headlines” to help his reelection.

Don’t fall for Gardner’s slick deception. Here are the facts: 

GARDNER AND TRUMP ARE SELLING OUT OUR PUBLIC LANDS

  • Designation of new Colorado wilderness got left out in the last major public lands bill to pass the Senate.

GARDNER 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.

THE DENVER POST REVOKED GARDNER’S ENDORSEMENT BECAUSE HE SOLD OUT COLORADO FOR TRUMP

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