Candidates make final pushes in Colorado

9NEWS at 6 a.m. 10/26/16.

KUSA - Election Day is 13 days away, and candidates are making their final pushes in Colorado.

Vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will speak at a rally in Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

This comes as his running mate, Donald Trump, continues to push against Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton, arguing that she wants to “double down” on the Affordable Care Act.

Trump was the subject of some criticism on this front for saying his own employees saw their health care costs rise because of Obamacare.

It turns out that most of his workers are not on Obamacare.

In an interview with Reuters, Trump also said that Clinton’s plans for war-ravaged Syria would “lead to World War III.”

USA TODAY reports that Clinton has proposed no-fly zones in Syria, raising fears that it could lead to a conflict with Russia.

The attacks weren’t one-sided.

During a campaign speech in Florida, Clinton said Trump poses a threat to the U.S. Constitution as she works to appeal to people on both sides of the aisle. 

She secured an endorsement from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who condemned Trump’s policies during a speech in front of a Long Island trade group. 

Republicans, however, have continued to scrutinize Clinton in wake of the Wikileaks release of emails from her campaign chair, John Podesta.

The latest round of leaks shows concerns from Clinton’s inner-circle about how the state department handled the news of her use of a private email server. 

They also imply that President Barack Obama knew about the private emails sooner than he admitted publicly.

Clinton has accused Russia of the hacks, and has not confirmed the authenticity of the emails.

She leads Trump by about four points nationally, according to the latest NBC poll.

Colorado Senate Race

Republican Super PACS are now putting $25 million into U.S. Senate races in hopes of maintaining the GOP majority.

One of those big races is for Colorado’s senate seat.

Republican challenger Darryl Glenn is getting some big-name help in his effort to unseat incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will campaign with Glenn Wednesday in the Centennial State.

They will be at the Embassy Suites in Loveland at 11 a.m., and at the Park Hill Golf Course in Denver at around 3:15 p.m.

Polls show that Glenn is trailing Bennet by about 15 points.

He hopes Cruz’s public support with give him a big boost as his campaign makes its final push. 

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