Friday, September 10, 2010

Cory Gardner’s tactic to defeating Markey is colored green

In the High Plains battleground in eastern Colorado where the GOP is eyeing a prime pick-up opportunity, House Republican nominee Cory Gardner checks most of the boxes that matter to social conservatives.

But in a year when culture war staples such as abortion and gay marriage have been overtaken by high unemployment and deficits as far as the eye can see, that’s not what Gardner is focused on. It’s a subtle but unmistakable stylistic departure from the last Republican to hold this congressional district, former Rep. Marilyn Musgrave.

While Musgrave, who lost her bid for re-election in 2008, made a national name for herself in the House for her social conservatism and sponsorship of a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, Gardner believes the path to flipping this traditionally red seat now held by first-term Democratic Rep. Betsy Markey is colored in green.   More -

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