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Udall Doubles Down on Abortion as Dems ramp Up War on Women Rhetoric

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall doubled down on his abortion rights rhetoric in attacking his Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner claiming it reflects Gardner’s career, while admitting it’s myopic, at best.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall defended the deluge of abortion rights-oriented TV ads in his re-election campaign as reflecting the career of his challenger.

Udall, a Democrat, is trying to keep U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, from his seat in the November election. In an interview with the Coloradoan editorial board on Tuesday, Udall said the campaign has been multi-pronged, but acknowledged the role of reproductive issues in his ads.

Meanwhile, Democrats as a whole seem to be ramping up the so called ‘war on women’ rhetoric in an effort to up turn-out among women in the November mid-terms. For vulnerable Democrats, and there are several, that may be their last best hope in what’s increasingly a hostile electoral environment for them.

In New Hampshire, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, no doubt looking to up turn-out among women, attacked Republican Scott Brown saying he’s “untrustworthy on women’s issues, such as abortion rights”.


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