Sen. Mark Udall’s Hopes Hinge On Ground Game

October 17, 2014 5:34 PM

Sen. Mark Udall’s Hopes Hinge On Ground Game
" AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Sen. Mark Udall’s hopes of keeping his job hinge on Colorado Democrats’ ability to turn out voters.

Udall is facing a tough challenge from Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, and he told supporters Thursday evening that, amid polls shifting slightly in Gardner’s favor, “the pundits are starting to weigh in and they say we don’t have a chance.” He scoffed and told the few dozen volunteers: “You all are the game-changers.”

Senatorial candidate Rep. Cory Gardner addresses the audience at the Colorado Energy Forum presented by the Consumer Energy Alliance on Oct. 14 in Westminster. Colorado gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican candidate Bob Beauprez along with U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Cory Gardener delivered their views on the future of the Colorado energy economy, and participated in a question and answer session. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

That’s because Democrats in Colorado have regularly outperformed polls on Election Day, partly due to their well-organized get-out-the-vote efforts. Sen. Michael Bennet recalled that, in 2010, no poll showed him beating his Republican challenger, but he managed to eke out a narrow victory due to his campaign’s turnout effort "

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