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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)

Political Highlights: Colo. House, 2005-10; U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-15
Born: Aug. 22, 1974; Yuma, Colo.
Residence: Yuma
Religion: Lutheran - Missouri Synod
Family: Wife, Jaime Gardner; three children
Education: Colorado State U., B.A. 1997; U. of Colorado, J.D. 2001
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Space, Science & Competitiveness); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Foreign Relations (East Asia - Chairman; Europe and Regional Security Cooperation; Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutions; Western Hemisphere); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2014generalCory Gardner (R) 983,89148.2
Mark Udall (D) 944,20346.3
Gaylon Kent (LIBERT) 52,8762.6
Steve Shogan (UNA) 29,4721.4
Raul Acosta (UNA) 24,1511.2
William Hammons (UNT) 6,4270.3
2012generalCory Gardner (R) 200,00658.4
Brandon Shaffer (D) 125,80036.7
Josh Gilliland (LIBERT) 10,6823.1
Doug Aden (AC) 5,8481.7
2010generalCory Gardner (R) 138,63452.5
Betsy Markey (D) 109,24941.4
Doug Aden (AC) 12,3124.7
Ken Waszkiewicz (UNA) 3,9861.5
Roll Call Vitals


Colorado is 39th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.