COLORADO POLITICS: Cory Gardner wins endorsement from US Chamber of Commerce for re-election bid

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:00am

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce threw its formal support behind U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday — putting its mouth where its money has been, following the business advocacy organization's heavy spending already this cycle to back the Colorado Republican's re-election bid.

The endorsement comes as no surprise. The chamber has already spent $500,000 this cycle supporting Gardner, owner of a 92% lifetime rating from the Chamber, including last month's six-figure buy for a TV ad that praised Gardner's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“In difficult times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders that understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation,” said U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue, in a statement.

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