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GOP Candidates in Key Races Downplaying Anti-Choice Views

Overall, at least some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize "war on women" criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.

Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.

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Reproductive Health Remains a Contentious Topic in Colorado Senate Debate

Questioned by debate moderators, Rep. Cory Gardner falsely stated that federal "personhood" legislation is “simply a statement of belief,” and Sen. Mark Udall said he wouldn't ban later abortions.

Questioned by debate moderators, Rep. Cory Gardner falsely stated that federal “personhood” legislation is “simply a statement of belief,” and Sen. Mark Udall said he wouldn’t ban later abortions.

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Gardner: Federal and State ‘Personhood’ Measures Are ‘Completely Different’

Gardner acknowledged Thursday morning in an interview broadcast on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, that he is, in fact, still a co-sponsor of the federal legislation, called the "Life at Conception Act."

In explaining why he believes Colorado’s personhood amendments are “completely different” from a federal personhood bill, senatorial candidate Cory Gardner says “one is a federal bill, one is a state bill.”

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Inconsistency on ‘Personhood’ Stance Dogs Republican Senate Candidate

With Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner repeatedly saying “there is no federal personhood bill,” even though he’s a co-sponsor of such a bill, Democrats are now airing a television ad correcting Gardner and telling viewers, “Gardner’s bill is called the Life at Conception Act. Look it up yourself.”

With Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner repeatedly saying “there is no federal personhood bill,” even though he’s a co-sponsor of such a bill, Democrats are now airing a television ad correcting Gardner and telling viewers, “Gardner’s bill is called the Life at Conception Act. Look it up yourself.”

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Gardner Claims Legislation He Co-Sponsored Does Not Exist

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner did not withdraw his name from federal "personhood" legislation even though he says his endorsement of state "personhood" amendments was a mistake.

Colorado Senate candidate Cory Gardner did not withdraw his name from federal “personhood” legislation even though he says his endorsement of state “personhood” amendments was a mistake.

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Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Dismisses Importance of Abortion Debate

Colorado’s anti-choice Republican gubernatorial candidate drew criticism this week after saying that a governor has “very little impact” on laws restricting abortion.

Colorado’s anti-choice Republican gubernatorial candidate drew criticism this week after saying that a governor has “very little impact” on laws restricting abortion.

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Colorado Activists Rally Against Personhood USA-Backed Ballot Measure

Opponents of Amendment 67 rally at the Colorado State Capitol Monday.

Abortion rights organizations in Colorado launched a campaign Tuesday opposing a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would add “unborn human beings” to the state’s criminal code.

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Colorado GOP Senate Candidate Accuses Opponent of Using Abortion to ‘Distract’ Voters

In a radio interview, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner (right) said his opponent, Sen. Mark Udall, is “trying to distract voters” by attacking Gardner for his positions on abortion and contraception, which, according to Gardner, "aren't top of mind for people."

In a radio interview, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner said his opponent, Sen. Mark Udall, is “trying to distract voters” by attacking Gardner for his positions on abortion and contraception, which, according to Gardner, “aren’t top of mind for people.”

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Senate Candidate Proposes Over-the-Counter Sale of Birth Control Pills

Colorado GOP senatorial candidate Cory Gardner proposed on Thursday that oral contraception be available for over-the-counter purchase. Critics point out that Gardner's position runs counter to his record of votes in favor of restricting access to contraception.

Colorado GOP senatorial candidate Cory Gardner proposed on Thursday that oral contraception be available for over-the-counter purchase. Critics point out that Gardner’s position runs counter to his record of votes in favor of restricting access to contraception.

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Colorado Senator Hammers His Opponent on Choice Issues

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall (left) claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) (right), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state "personhood" amendment.

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall claimed Monday that his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner (R), supports federal personhood legislation, even though Gardner recently unendorsed a state “personhood” amendment.

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