Surely Mark Udall didn’t see this coming from his liberal “friends,” right?
Udall got heckled by one of his own donors during a campaign speech in Centennial, a suburb of Denver, on Sunday, according to a report in The Guardian.
Then, finally, came the only reference to policy in Udall’s speech. “And by the way, I’m proud to stand with Colorado’s women,” he said, almost as an aside. “I’m proud to stand for reproductive freedom.”
An angry voice from the crowd jeered: “That’s not the only thing you stand for! Jesus Christ!”
Udall turned to a short, dark man on his left. The senator look genuinely stunned. “I’m sorry?”
“That’s not the only thing you stand for!” The heckler was Leo Beserra, a 73-year-old who made millions on Wall Street and, since the early 1990s, has shared a generous slice of that wealth with Colorado Democrats.
Following the outburst, Beserra continued blasting the incumbent and his campaign for their continued focus at women’s issues.
“Who is running the worst campaign? Him,” Beserra told The Guardian. “Because fucking abortion is all he talks about. He should not talk about it any more whatsoever. There are so many other issues.”
“Two years ago it might have made sense,” Beserra said, referring to the Democrat’s “War on Women” campaign. “But didn’t they get an inkling that it wasn’t working [this year]?”
Udall, who’s been criticized for running a single-issue campaign, was dubbed “Mark Uterus” in early October and was even referred to by the name during a debate between him and Gardner.
With little more than 24 hours until the polls close in Colorado, Udall trails GOP challenger Cory Gardner by 2.5 points according to the RealClearPolitics average, with 16 of the past 17 polls showing Gardner ahead dating back to the beginning of October.