Hickenlooper, Beauprez, Udall & Gardner spar in opening debates
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner took every opportunity to tie Democratic Sen. Mark Udall to President Obama and his vote for the Affordable Care Act during their first debate Saturday night here at Club 20's fall meeting. Udall, who is seeking a second term, defended his record, argued that he's opposed the White House on some issues and sought to paint Gardner as a hard-core partisan who's voted with House Republicans to repeal Obamacare 52 times.