Samantha Davis

Sen. Udall Tries Desperately to Recapture Female Support after He’s Caught Paying
Them Less Than Men

April 22, 2014 (DENVER) – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) unveiled his latest campaign ad, a desperate attempt to undermine Rep. Cory Gardner’s female support by dragging the tired “War on Women” back to the spotlight. The ad comes after a blistering few weeks of attacks against Udall in which the public discovered that Udall pays his female staff 84 cents for every dollar he pays his male staff.  In contrast, Gardner pays his female staff $1.04 for every dollar he pays his male staff.

“Udall was caught criticizing his colleagues for a sin he himself had committed – paying women less than men.  This ad is a desperate attempt to distract from this inconvenient truth among a demographic that Udall’s campaign will rely heavily upon come November,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado. “Perhaps birth control scare tactics worked in 2010, but women are smart – we won’t be fooled twice.  Despite Democrats’ consistent attempts to reduce us to a set of reproductive organs, we’re small business owners, moms, wives, and career women.  Frankly, we’re worried about more than our birth control these days.”