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Oct 302008

Sometimes, in a political campaign, it pays off to run an ad or two about your stance on the issues.

And from all appearances, Republican Senatorial candidate Bob Schaffer is learning this the hard way.

In the latest poll released by the Rocky Mountain News-CBS 4, Schaffer trails Democratic opponent Mark Udall by a 13-point margin, and the Collegian can’t help but think that a lot of it has to do with his tactics.

While Udall, too, has contributed to the mud slinging, he also provided potential voters with something else: his stance on the issues. What’s more, he has also taken time more than once to visit campus in promotion of his vision of the future — something Schaffer chose not to do, even though he resides in Fort Collins.

In addition, Udall has shown a strong commitment to values that every Ram can agree with. Udall has expressed support for ballot initiatives such as Amendments 58 and 59, both of which will result in additional funds for higher education in Colorado.

Also, when it comes to environmental issues, his record can’t be beat. Udall has received a near perfect rating from the League of Conservation Voters for his entire tenure as U.S. Representative for Colorado District Two and has introduced several laws on the federal level in support of sustainable alternative energy exploration.

When it comes to green candidates, the “green” university couldn’t ask for better. So when you hit the polls Tuesday, make the right choice.

Vote Mark Udall for U.S. Senate.

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