In Colorado Senate GOP primary where Democrats are meddling, outsider O’Dea labels rival Hanks a ‘politician’

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FIRST ON FOX: With less than a week to go until primary day in Colorado, Joe O’Dea wants to make sure that Republican voters know he’s not a politician, but that his rival Ron Hanks is.

O’Dea, a first-time candidate and the owner of Concrete Express, a Denver-based construction company that employs more than 300 people, and Hanks — a military veteran and a state lawmaker — will face off on Tuesday. The winner will challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in November’s midterm election, in a race that the GOP increasingly thinks it has a chance of winning in a state that’s leaned blue for nearly two decades.


“Joe O’Dea. A construction CEO. Not a politician. Joe O’Dea will take the fight to Biden. Ron Hanks – he’s a politician. Since running for office in California, he’s flip-flopped all over,” the narrator in O’Dea’s new ad blitz charges.

O’Dea’s campaign says that the spot, shared first with Fox News on Wednesday, will run for three to four days on TV, digital, and radio, and is backed by a $300,000 ad buy.

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