Colorado's Senate race and the alleged "war on women" is now national news

Kelsey Harkness --- The Daily Signal 

Health care and women’s reproductive rights are stealing the spotlight in Colorado’s 2014 Senate race.

The two candidates, incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, are battling over issues of abortion, personhood and birth control pills.

As a result, citizens of the Rocky Mountain State are being bombarded with political ads targeting women voters.

Last month, Udall, 64, accused Gardner of taking Colorado’s women and families “backwards.”

The video attacks Gardner for sponsoring a bill that would grant constitutional rights for individuals “at the beginning of biological development,” thereby limiting women’s access to abortion.

But in March, Gardner, 40, announced he was wrong to support the measure. In an interview with The Denver Post, he said:

The fact that it restricts contraception, it was not the right position. I’ve learned to listen. I don’t get everything right the first time. There are far too many politicians out there who take the wrong position and stick with it and never admit that they should do something different.

But Udall isn’t letting Gardner off the hook. Chris Harris, Udall’s campaign spokesman, called the move “an election year stunt.”

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