It was not that long ago that Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) looked to be cruising to re-election in Colorado.
As a liberal Democrat in a state carried twice by Obama, Senator Udall was a proud supporter of The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare. It turns out that was much easier to do before ObamaCare become the law of land. Many in Colorado have had their insurance policies cancelled due to ObamaCare. Let us not forget that Obama promised that would not happen under The Affordable Care Act. But it has happened and Senator Udall’s poll numbers are dipping.
According to Harry Reid, however, Senator Udall has nothing to worry about as there have been no problems with ObamaCare.
Anyone saying there has been, is simply not telling the truth Reid stated from the floor of the United States Senate last week. As detailed on an article on this site, Reid declared in the United States Capitol building that, “… despite all the “good news” about ObamaCare, “there’s plenty of horror stories being told, all of them untrue — but they’re being told all over America.” He furthered that, “”Republicans may need tall tales and outright lies to convince people that ObamaCare’s bad for them — but Democrats — we don’t have to make things up.”
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reported that challengers are lining up now to go after Senator Udall in Colorado now due to his weakness from ObamaCare. That was not happening before as Udall’s seat was considered to be safe. Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO), a two-term incumbent with a safe seat, is now willing to take a shot at Udall, thanks to Udall.
An article in The New York Times by Jeremy Peters noted that, despite what Reid said, “With the president’s low approval ratings and the troubles plaguing his health care law, Colorado has joined New Hampshire, Michigan and Iowa as states where Republicans believe they will have competitive races.