The Denver Post l By Mark K. Matthews
Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is poised to become the next chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The post will put the freshman lawmaker in a prominent national role as he leads Republican efforts to retain control of the U.S. Senate in 2018.
Politico first reported Gardner’s likely ascension Wednesday afternoon and Colorado Republicans confirmed that Gardner was well-positioned to become NRSC chairman during a vote next week for the spot.
“Obviously, I’ve expressed my willingness to continue to fight for a majority that believes in limited government and economic opportunity for the people of this nation and that’s what I’m going to do in any capacity I can,” he said. “Right now, that is a real possibility.
“I feel confident that with the support of my colleagues we will be in a position to be able to help,” Gardner added.
The Yuma Republican campaigned quietly this year to win his colleagues’ support, traveling the nation to support GOP candidates seeking election in 2016.
In 2014, Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet led the Democratic campaign efforts.
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