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Gardner Campaigns In Montrose

Cory Gardner
Laura Palmisano
Laura Palmisano

Republican Congressman Cory Gardner stopped in Montrose for a voter meet-and-greet Monday afternoon.

More than 50 people attended the event hosted by the Montrose Republican Party.

They asked Gardner about voting legislation, energy, Colorado’s personhood amendment, and Obama’s presidency.

He also discussed education and national security.

Gardner is currently the U.S. Representative for Colorado's 4th Congressional District, which covers most of the eastern part of the state. He acknowledges that this is a conservative district.

Gardner says he can work across the political aisle and brands himself as a "new" Republican. He explains what this label means.

"It’s about putting forward solutions that actually accomplish things and that will actually provide solutions to our greatest challenges," he says. "Sometimes Republicans have been far too guilty of saying no or just being against something. That’s got to change."

Gardner faces Democratic incumbent Mark Udall in this hotly contested race that could decide which party controls the Senate.

Laura joined KVNF in 2014. She was the news director for two years and now works as a freelance reporter covering Colorado's Western Slope. Laura is an award-winning journalist with work recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Broadcasters Association, and RTDNA. In 2015, she was a fellow for the Institute for Justice & Journalism. Her fellowship project, a three-part series on the Karen refugee community in Delta, Colorado, received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
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