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Informing Policy. Advancing Health.

Healthy Competition

The Colorado Health Institute analyzes the 2014 U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, through the framework of health policy.

healthycompThe paper also profiles unaffiliated candidate Steve Shogan, a Denver neurosurgeon who brings health policy ideas that inspire delight and derision from across the political spectrum. This report marks the first time the Colorado Health Institute has used its nonpartisan health policy expertise to examine a political match-up.

Gardner prevailed in the race and ousted Udall, the one-term incumbent.