Colorado Senate hopeful airs ads as ballots arrive

AP News
Posted: Oct 15, 2014 1:48 PM

DENVER (AP) — Rep. Cory Gardner is getting his face before voters one last time as ballots start to arrive in mailboxes.

Gardner released two ads in his campaign against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Wednesday. They both feature the telegenic, 40-year-old Republican as he criticizes Udall's energy stance and re-election campaign.

In one spot, Gardner stands in the mountains and argues that Udall is too "partisan" and "mean." In the other, Gardner says he works across party lines to create energy jobs and says Udall hasn't supported the industry enough.

The two candidates have been essentially deadlocked in the polls for months. Republicans are hoping to net six U.S. Senate seats in November to win control of the chamber. The race is one of the most expensive and competitive contests in the country.