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Michael Bennet becomes the latest Colorado Democrat to attack their Republican opponent over abortion

Aug 18, 2022 View Original Article
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    96% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -34% Negative

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52% :"I've been very transparent, very open about my position on abortion," Kirkmeyer said.
50% : O'Dea has touted support from anti-abortion advocates and called himself "pro-life."
49% : Justin Lamorte, Bennet's campaign manager, said abortion-rights advocates "know the choice for U.S. Senate is not even close," touting the senator's endorsements from groups like Planned Parenthood.
48% : As a news piece, this article cites verifiable, third-party sources which have all been thoroughly fact-checked and deemed credible by the Newsroom.×closeJoe O'Dea, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado, has a more moderate stance on abortion than many others in his party.
42% : Still, Democrats see O'Dea's stance on abortion as an area of weakness heading into the November election, as highlighted by a new television ad unveiled Thursday by Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, O'Dea's opponent.
42% :Asked recently how the GOP plans to speak to voters on abortion, Colorado GOP Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown sidestepped the question.
42% : People know who I am."Laura Chapin, a spokeswoman for the abortion rights group Cobalt, laughed when told Republicans think abortion won't be a deciding issue for voters in November.
41% : A ballot measure restricting abortion may not be on the Colorado ballot in November as it was recently in Kansas, where voters turned out en masse to reject a proposal to remove abortion protections from the state constitution, but Chapin points out that Republican candidates who opposed the abortion-access bill passed by the state legislature this year, called the Reproductive Health Equity Act, are.
40% : But Weiser and fellow Democrats criticized Kellner for his response -- or lack thereof -- to a lightning-round question during the forum about whether he supports a woman's right to access abortion.
35% : And while restricting abortion may not be central to the Colorado GOP's platform this year, there are individual Republicans running for office for whom the issue is front and center.
34% :Another contest where abortion is taking center stage is in the attorney general's race.
30% :Colorado House Minority Leader Hugh McKean, for instance, refused to say during a meeting with reporters after the legislative session whether his Republican caucus would attempt to limit or ban abortion in the state if they win a majority in November.
8% : The Bennet ad harkens back to former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's 2014 unsuccessful reelection bid, where the Democrat highlighted then-U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion.

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