Obama Fundraising for Udall

Andrea Drusch
June 13, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Pres­id­ent Obama will at­tend a lunch­eon in Den­ver on Ju­ly 9 to help fun­draise for Sen. Mark Ud­all (D). It’s a joint ef­fort of the DSCC and Ud­all for Col­or­ado. DSCC chair­man Sen. Mi­chael Ben­net (D-CO) is also on the in­vit­a­tion. Ud­all got some help fun­drais­ing earli­er this year from Vice Pres­id­ent Joe Biden. (Den­ver Post)

EN­DORSE­MENTS: The League of Con­ser­va­tion Voters is of­fi­cially back­ing Ud­all in the race, though they’ve already run ads on his be­half ty­ing Rep. Cory Gard­ner (R) to the Koch broth­ers. (re­lease)

KEY­STONE: In a state with “ex­tens­ive oil and gas de­vel­op­ment and a strong en­vir­on­ment­al streak,” many in­terests want to tie Ud­all down on a Key­stone XL vote.

“Ob­serv­ers on both sides have been clam­or­ing to put Ud­all on re­cord on the pipeline. He voted against a non­bind­ing pro-Key­stone res­ol­u­tion when it came to the Sen­ate floor last year. He man­aged to sidestep a vote, however, last month when it seemed likely that a bill to fast-track the pro­ject would come to the Sen­ate floor. He’s un­likely to catch a break this time around. But rather than sid­ing with one group over the oth­er, Ud­all is mak­ing his vote a judg­ment call on the ap­prov­al pro­cess rather than the pipeline it­self.” (Na­tion­al Journ­al)

OUT­SIDE GROUPS: Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity PAC is buy­ing up air time against Gard­ner. The group put down a $460,000 buy run­ning June 23 to Ju­ly 13. (Wash­ing­ton Post)