GOP’s Gardner beats Udall in heated US Senate race

GOP’s Gardner beats Udall in heated US Senate race
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By Edward Stoner

GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday defeated first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in one of the priciest U.S. Senate races in the nation. The contest is considered a key battleground as Republicans seek to pick up six seats to take control of that chamber. Gardner disavowed a state measure that would grant legal rights to fertilized eggs, outlawing abortion and possibly some forms of birth control — even though he supports similar federal legislation. After attacks from Udall, Gardner proposed allowing birth control pills to be bought over-the-counter. Gardner began his campaign in March. In the campaign’s …

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