GOP’s Gardner defeats Udall in animated US Senate race

GOP’s Gardner defeats Udall in animated 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 race helped tip the U.S. Senate to Republican control and showed that the GOP can win in diverse, fast-growing states like Colorado that have rejected the party for much of the Barack Obama administration. Republicans had not won a top-of-the-ticket race in Colorado since 2004. But the report that the two-term congressman from the rural eastern slice of the state had ousted Udall, a member of an iconic western political family, spread elation …

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