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New Ad: DSCC Attacks Cory Gardner on Birth Control

Gardner is running for Senate in Colorado. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will air a new ad Monday in Colorado attacking GOP Rep. Cory Gardner on birth control.  

The 30-second spot, provided first to CQ Roll Call, criticizes Gardner for sponsoring a bill in congress called the "Life at Conception Act," while saying he believes birth control pills should be available over the counter.  

Gardner is challenging Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. Republicans need to win six seats to retake control of the Senate, and with a number of Democratic incumbents up for re-election in more Republican-leaning states, Democrats can ill-afford to lose a purple state like Colorado.  

"Gardner is sponsoring a bill to make most common forms of birth control illegal," a male narrator says in the ad. "Gardner's bill also makes all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape and incest." "Cory Gardner," the narrator says, "you just can't trust this guy."  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3liR2WW3ms0&feature=youtu.be

The spot marks the latest part of a multimillion-dollar ad buy in the state, a DSCC spokesman said. According to a source tracking ad buys, the DSCC has spent more than $2 million on television in Colorado so far this cycle.

Gardner said earlier this year that he had changed his position and no longer supported a person-hood amendment like the one mentioned in the ad. But that has not stopped Democrats for hammering him on the issue.  

The race is rated Tilts Democrat by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  

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