This morning, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) appeared on KHOW‘s Ross Kaminsky Show and on KDMT‘s Jimmy Sengenberger Show to share his predictions on national Senate races, one Colorado Congressional race, and Colorado statewide races.
He predicts resounding success for Republicans across the board in contested Senate races across the country, as well as statewide offices and one competitive Congressional seat in Colorado.
Contributing to the heightened media coverage around U.S. Senate races are the closer-than-usual polling results in traditionally safe, Republican-held seats, as well as record-breaking campaign spending in those races on both sides of the aisle.
The Senate races in Texas and Tennessee are often highlighted as exemplary of close, hotly contested races, where Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is challenged by Democrat Beto O’Rourke and where Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn is challenged by Democrat Phil Bredesen, in those states, respectively.
As the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) since President Trump took office, Gardner has the responsibility of raising the money and promoting Republican candidates in Senate races across the country.
Today, for example, in the lead up to the midterm elections Nov. 6, Gardner will be rallying Montana Republicans to vote with his three-stop tour in Helena, Bozeman, and Missoula, where the Democratic incumbent Senator Tester is being challenged by Republican Matt Rosendale.
Senator Gardner started his day with very similar accountings of his predictions on both Denver radio shows. The quotes below were taken from his interview with Jimmy Sengenberger on KDMT’s Business for Breakfast show.
Here’s Gardner speaking on U.S. Senate races, from his seat as NSRC chair:
“Look, two years ago when I started in this position, I said we have a big map. We have a big map to grow — to retain and grow this majority, and one that includes states like Missouri, Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Montana, Florida, that we are going to have strong incumbents in states like Arizona, Nevada that are going to win these races. Now, that is basically held true to today. There were some questions about what would happen in Texas and Tennessee early on — I think more created by the media than reality.But we [Republicans] are going to win in Tennessee. We’re going to win in Texas. And our incumbents are on their front foots when they’re looking at holding onto the seats that we have in Nevada and Arizona. They’re tough, close races but I think we get it. […] You know, I’m confident we’ll retain the majority. And I think that we will actually grow the majority, as well.”
On the race for Colorado Governor:
“I’m confident that [Republican] Walker Stapleton can win this race, and will win this race.”
On the race for Colorado’s Sixth Congressional District race for the U.S. House of Representatives:
“Look, I think [Republican] Mike [Coffman] has always had a tough race and a very tough district. A lot of people have counted him out and he has won. So, I think this is going to be yet another election where, through his hard work and incredible advocacy for the people of his district, he is going to be reelected.”
On the race for Attorney General of Colorado:
“I think [Republican] George Brauchler is going to win. We need an attorney general who’s going to enforce the law, not try to make the law.”
On the race for Colorado Secretary of State:
“[Republican] Wayne Williams has proven that — as many newspapers across the state have said — he may be the single best secretary of state this state has ever had.”
On the race for Colorado Treasurer:
“I’m hearing good things about [Republican] Brian Watson’s campaign. I’ve heard that he’s ahead. And so, now, that’s what I’ve heard.”
Listen to Senator Cory Gardner’s predictions on the 2018 midterm elections in the link below: