According to Politico, Gardner has been campaigning quietly behind the scenes and has enough votes to become the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
With the votes wrapped up and a cleanly run campaign under his belt, Gardner is expected to win the leadership election next week with the support of his challenger, Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
How’s that for fair play?
With only eight seats up for Republican incumbents in the next cycle, the new chairman will be going after 25 Democratic seats. And with Gardner’s experience beating a, gasp, Udall in a swing state like Colorado, his colleagues appear ready to award him that chairmanship title.
Gardner confirmed the pending election with the Denver Post, and his eagerness to take on the leadership job.
“Obviously, I’ve expressed my willingness to continue to fight for a majority that believes in limited government and economic opportunity for the people of this nation and that’s what I’m going to do in any capacity I can,” he said. “Right now, that is a real possibility.”
Best of luck, Gardner, we’re behind you 100 percent.