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October 01, 2019 09:25 AM UTC

Next Question: Is Cory Still Heading To NYC This Weekend?

  • by: Colorado Pols

TUESDAY UPDATE: Via FOX 31’s Joe St. George, here’s your answer:

Duly noted for posterity. Filed under “fateful decisions.”


Back in late August, we learned of a major Trump campaign fundraising “retreat” scheduled for the first week of October in New York City–the presumption is that it’s being held at Trump Tower though that has yet to be confirmed. Headlining this weekend’s retreat are former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who are both actually listed ahead of Donald Trump, Jr. in formation on the invite you can see above.

As our readers know, the month of September has been very bad for the Trump administration, starting the month having gummed the Mueller investigation to death but ending today with Democrats moving to impeach the President over a scandal the public wasn’t even aware of when September began. All eyes are now on vulnerable Republicans in general and Cory Gardner in particular for signs of a split from the President to save their own hides. The latest word we have on this front comes from National Journal Friday:

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado called the transcript between Trump and the Ukrainian president “a serious issue” and declined to commit support for Trump’s reelection. (A spokesman for Gardner’s campaign called National Journal — after this column was published — to clarify that Gardner still supports the president’s re-election.)

Add this weekend’s Trump retreat to your list of bellwethers to watch in the impeachment crisis. If Gardner shows, it’s a sign that he’s standing by Trump no matter what happens. But if Gardner suddenly realizes he has a junket to the Philippines or a surprise swing through the Eastern Plains of Colorado on his schedule this weekend…

You’ll know what’s really going on. Stay tuned.


7 thoughts on “Next Question: Is Cory Still Heading To NYC This Weekend?

  1. I get Cory’s email newsletter. He mentions the BLM move, a bill to prevent teen suicide, international religious freedom ( just for Christians persecuted in Islamic countries- are there any other religions that count?)…and Honor Flight, Land and Water Conservation Fund (CHB or Pete K – did he actually promote this?)….and a bunch of other stuff, and apparently on what he’s calling his “Main StreetTour”, he sat down to talk with some folks in Monument.

    Not a word about impeachment, the whistleblower, or New Yawk City. 


  2. More garbage. If Gardner cancelled you'd say he's doomed. Since he's going, you say he's doomed.

    Don't you ever get bored of the same tired arguments over and over, Pols?

    1. Moderatus:

      Perhaps the underlying truth is Gardner is doomed … no matter what he does (or doesn't do) this coming weekend. It certainly is an opinion of many around here.

      By hanging out with the "Trump Victory" audience, he will have extensive access to fill his campaign coffers.  So good news — he will be adding to the Colorado media's coffers with out of state money, helping those he advertises with to maintain a presence. 

      But news is breaking about how Cory won in 2014 —

      Republicans Ron Johnson, Cory Gardner, Thom Tillis allegedly got illegal NRA help in 2014, 2016

      Add that interference to the previously known work:

      a group billing itself as “Cambridge Analytica, in partnership with SCL Elections” began working on U.S. congressional campaigns for the John Bolton super PAC. Using voter profiles gleaned from focus groups, phone surveys, AggregateIQ software, Facebook data, and psychographic models, the companies analyzed target audiences and created a series of anti-immigration and pro-military advertisements in support of hawkish Republican candidates like Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner, and Thom Tillis. [my bold/underlined emphasis].

      Not sure Gardner will be able to find enough tricks to win again in 2020, a year with larger turnout and six years of demographic change in Colorado which appears to be trending against Republicans.

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