Former DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf backs Gino Campana in US Senate

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Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf is backing Colorado’s Gino Campana as Republicans across the state face a crowded field in the race for the U.S. Senate.

Wolf, who served in the Trump administration, made the approval public just a day before Tuesday’s main debate.

“As President Trump’s Acting Homeland Security Secretary, I am proud to support Gino Campana for the US Senate,” Wolf said in a statement provided to Fox News.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf testifies during his Senate confirmation hearing on September 23, 2020 in Washington.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf testifies during his Senate confirmation hearing on September 23, 2020 in Washington.
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“The Biden and Bennet regime has strengthened the criminal networks that drive human trafficking, fentanyl and other narcotics across our southern border through open border policies. When our border is not secure, every community and every American is in danger – including those in Colorado, “added Wolf.

“Gino Campana’s immigration policies will ensure that our schools, homes and communities are safer for our families to pursue their American dream. He will fight for a fair and secure immigration system based on law, order and justice. As the son of a legal immigrant, Gino understands the importance of a secure border while allowing legal migration to the United States. “

Campana is currently a member of Fort Collins City Council, a seat he won in 2013. According to his website, he also served as Chairman of the Larimer County Republican Party and was appointed by former President Trump to serve. as president of public buildings. Reform Council.

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Campana and at least six others are reportedly running to topple Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat running for his third full term. Among them are Eli Bremer, a former Olympian and Air Force veteran, State Representative Ron Hanks from Cañon City and radio host Deborah Flora. After Tuesday’s debate, another is scheduled for January 25, and candidate forums are scheduled for January 29 and February 3.

In a campaign video, Campana compared the Democrats’ “disastrous policies” to the “American dream” he said his father stood for. Ad focuses on Bennet, linking him to President Biden and DC Democrats

“Joe Biden, Michael Bennet and the one-party Democratic regime threaten this American dream,” he said.

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The video could be an indication of how Republicans will attack Democrats in the 2022 midterm election. Biden and Bennet, he said, “are destroying America – government-run healthcare, Billions of new spending, skyrocketing inflation, foreign policy catastrophes, police funding, total control over our daily lives. Michael Bennet is part of it all. “

Bennet’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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