Erik Aadland was a candidate for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. (Courtesy of Erik Aadland for Congress)
Republican congressional candidate Erik Aadland received an endorsement Monday from former U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who called Aadland a “man of principle” who can “bridge the divides and fight for our values.”
Aadland, an Army veteran and first-time candidate, is running against state Sen. Brittany Pettersen, a Lakewood Democrat, to represent Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, who has represented the district since 2007, is not seeking reelection.
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“The people of Colorado deserve a battle-tested leader who will listen and fight for them. That’s why I’ve endorsed Erik Aadland for Congress. Erik is a man of principle who has lived by a core set of values his whole life,” Gardner said in a statement.
Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, served in the Senate from 2015 to 2021. He lost his bid for a second term to current Democratic Sen. John Hickenlooper.
On Tuesday, Aadland also received an endorsement from the National Federation of Independent Business, a small business advocacy organization.
Pettersen has received endorsements from the four Colorado Democrats in the House of Representatives.
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