U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) will hold long-awaited town halls Tuesday on Colorado’s Front Range.
Gardner drew criticism for failing to hold a single in-person town hall in 494 days, eventually (kind of) breaking the streak with a joint town hall in Durango. But there wasn’t much time for questions, and he shared the stage with three other Colorado politicians, causing many to claim the event couldn’t really be called a town hall.
For much of his constituency, next week’s town halls, which will take place in Greeley, Colorado Springs, and Lakewood, will be much closer to home than Durango, one of the most isolated areas in the state.
The timing, however, could pose challenges for working Coloradans who want to finally meet with Gardner face to face. First up is the Colorado Springs town hall, running from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Then he’ll be in Greeley from noon to 1:30 p.m., and finally in Lakewood from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Note that Lakewood’s town hall will take place at Colorado Christian University, a notoriously ultra-conservative campus.