The ad, posted on Twitter by The Lincoln Project, implores Gardner to work for the interests of voters in his state, warning that otherwise he will lose his reelection bid to his presumed Democratic challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper.
“Hey Cory Gardner, ask yourself: Why are you losing?” a narrator’s voice says in the ad. “Why do polls show you heading for humiliating defeat in November? Because Colorado trusted you to work for us, not Donald Trump.”
“You’re just another Trump servant: weak, frightened, impotent,” the narrator continues.
Gardner’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.
Cory Gardner, do your job. pic.twitter.com/98QpeewTD8
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 13, 2020
George Conway, a vocal Trump critic, launched the Lincoln Project in December alongside other conservative opponents of the president. The group says its overall goal is to prevent Trump’s reelection.
“This effort transcends partisanship and is dedicated to nothing less than preservation of the principles that so many have fought for, on battlefields far from home and within their own communities,” the group said at the time in an op-ed.
The group released its first ad earlier this month targeting evangelical support for Trump, with a video containing the message: “IF THIS IS THE BEST AMERICAN CHRISTIANS CAN DO, THEN GOD help us all.”