Editor: Senator Cory Gardner’s TV strategy is simple. Keep telling us about the one good conservation bill that he has sponsored — with Democratic Senator Michael Bennett as the co-sponsor — then put all available resources into attacking John Hickenlooper. After six years in the Senate, why does Gardner only tell us about one bill? Is that the only one he wants to mention in Colorado?
The League of Conservation Voters keeps a scorecard on how members of Congress vote on environmental issues. The average score in the U.S. Senate is 53%; Gardner’s score is 11%. That’s why he would rather run attack ads than explain his record in Colorado.
— Ray Harlan, via [email protected]