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Udall Going All In on What Hasn’t Been Working

He’s been criticized for running a single-issue campaign on birth control, but that didn’t stop Senator Mark Udall (D., Colo.) and his allies from warning that a victory by his Republican challenger, Representative Cory Gardner, could mean the end of condoms.

In its endorsement of Gardner earlier this month, the Denver Post editorial board criticized Udall for “trying to frighten voters” and overplaying his hand on the issues of birth control and abortion. “His obnoxious one-issue campaign is an insult to those he seeks to convince,” the board wrote.

The race remains a toss-up in the final week, and the RealClearPolitics average gives Gardner a 3.3-point lead.

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