DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s newest senator has been sworn in.
Republican Cory Gardner officially became the state’s junior senator Tuesday as the 114th Congress began its session in Washington, DC. Gardner defeated Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in November’s election.
Gardner said in a statement that he was “eager to get down to business.”
Colorado’s senior senator is Democrat Michael Bennet. He is up for re-election in 2016 and expected to be a top target of Republicans hoping to maintain their Senate majority.
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