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Gardner’s Office Was A Revolving Door For Corporate, Pharma Lobbyists

By Cole Driver on March 16, 2020.

Over the course of Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s public career, a dozen of his staffers beelined from his office into high-paying corporate lobbying roles - including stints lobbying for pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca - raising suspicions about Gardner’s continued silence on issues like capping prescription drug prices.

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Report: Trump to Stick Colorado Springs Taxpayers With Bill for Campaign Rally

By Cole Driver on February 19, 2020.

Trump is set to roll into Colorado Springs for an expensive campaign stump on Feb. 20 and not pay a cent for his visit, according to a report by the Colorado Springs Independent.
In 2016, Trump made three separate appearances to campaign in Colorado Springs - before going on to lose the state in November - and never paid a single bill back to the city for the cost incurred to host his campaign.

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Gardner Joins Trump’s Second Term Crusade to Slash Medicare, Social Security

By Cole Driver on February 13, 2020.

In an interview with CNBC in January, President Donald Trump laid bare his intent to gut Medicare and Social Security should he be reelected to a second term. “At some point they will be,” Trump said. “At the right time, we will take a look at that.” Despite claims to the contrary, CO. Sen. Cory Gardner’s interests to slash these vital programs are directly intertwined with the president.

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Gardner Said He Couldn’t Back Trump, ‘Who Brags About Degrading and Assaulting Women.’ Turns Out, He Can.

By on February 1, 2019.

Sen. Cory Gardner, who in October 2016 said of Donald Trump, “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women,” this week said that he, in fact, can and will. After two years of tightrope-walking between Trump critic and Trump cheerleader, Gardner, R-Colo., made his choice, saying he would support Trump’s re-election bid.

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Gardner Holds Fundraiser with Lobbyists As Shutdown Hits Day 26

By on January 16, 2019.

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., held a fundraiser for his re-election campaign at a lobbying firm's Washington office Wednesday as a partial government shutdown that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks entered its 26th day.

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Stapleton Hasn’t Swiped in at His Capitol Office in 4 Years

By on October 12, 2018.

When Colorado state Treasurer Walker Stapleton was running for re-election in 2014, his opponent accused him of not showing up for work after records revealed he only swiped in at his office with his electronic key card about 10 times a month. But since the 2014 election, records show, Stapleton has only swiped in once, raising new questions about his work ethic as he runs for governor.

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Stapleton’s Company Violated Calif. Water Codes More Than 75 Times

By on September 20, 2018.

Walker Stapleton has pledged to be a steward of Colorado’s water, but facilities he ran for years in California wine country were found in violation of water regulations more than 75 times.