Living The Good Life

ProgressNow Colorado is calling on Congressman Cory Gardner to disclose whether fellow passengers of the Good Life, a yacht connected to Gardner and a controversial 2012 Florida fundraising junket, have donated to Gardner’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Cory Gardner claims to be in Washington fighting for the people of Colorado, but his record tells a different story. Gardner has quickly become a creature of the Washington, D.C. insider crowd, taking advantage of every perk offered to him by corporate lobbyists and out-of-state special interests.

    The Good Life, as seen on CBS News

A CBS News investigative report disclosed a closed-door fundraiser held on behalf of Gardner and several other hand-picked Republican members of Congress in March of 2012. Special interest donors reportedly gave tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for access to Gardner and other members of Congress. Gardner even served as a “guest bartender” at a “happy hour” that required a $10,000 donation just to get in.

During his campaign, Gardner promised average voters would inspire his actions. One ad said, “I will always put Colorado families before the Washington special interests.”

But in Key Largo, Gardner appeared to offer special interests lots of face time. He was seen on camera talking to an attendee who said he works for a bank. In another shot, he’s seen going charter fishing as part of the fundraising package — they head out on a group of boats including one named “Good Life.”

CBS News also reported that the top donors at this event went fishing with Gardner and other members on a fleet of expensive boats, including a yacht named “Good Life.”

How many ordinary Coloradans have $10,000 to spare so Cory Gardner can serve them drinks? To this day, Gardner has never disclosed who he spent time with during this Florida junket, what deals he may have made while boating on the “Good Life,” or who among the special interest donors he hob-nobbed with may be funding his U.S. Senate campaign today.

The people of Colorado deserve better than a politician who claims to represent us while selling us out to corporate lobbyist and special interests on swanky yachts. It’s time for Gardner to immediately disclose who attended his Florida fundraising junket, what he promised in exchange for their money, and who among his fellow passengers on the “Good Life” may be funding his U.S. Senate campaign today.

Did Cory Gardner sell out Colorado so he could live the “Good Life?” That’s a question only he can answer.

Take Action: Tell Con Man Cory To Disclose “Good Life” Donors and Lobbyists