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Perfect Colorado tree sought for U.S. Capitol

Perfect Colorado tree sought for U.S. Capitol

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., July 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Colorado said they are identifying candidate trees to send to Washington to become next December's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.
Bill bans tax funds for party conventions

Bill bans tax funds for party conventions

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., say they're sponsoring legislation to end funding to party conventions in presidential elections.

Colo. National Monument name in play

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., May 9 (UPI) -- Colorado legislators are considering renaming the Colorado National Monument to avoid confusion for tourists, some of whom expect to see a statue.
State of the Union: Obama gives his third on Tuesday

State of the Union: Obama gives his third on Tuesday

President Obama gives his third State of the Union Tuesday against a backdrop of a still-sluggish jobs market and an electorate ready to glom onto signs of economic progress.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Vote sets up clash on terrorism detainees

Vote sets up clash on terrorism detainees

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate, ignoring a veto threat by President Obama, may move forward on legislation to require certain terrorism suspects be held by the military.

Senate rejects easing detainee policy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday rejected a defense spending bill amendment that would have eased the policy on detainees captured as terror suspects on the battlefield.
Sen. Udall comes to defense of potatoes

Sen. Udall comes to defense of potatoes

DENVER, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A proposal to limit starch in U.S. school lunches has drawn fire from Colorado Sen. Mark Udall as being unfair to his state's $300 million potato industry.

Colorado's Udall wants more gun ranges

DENVER, July 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., say he aims to allocate federal funding for public shooting ranges.
Call for bipartisan State of Union seating

Call for bipartisan State of Union seating

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Wednesday the House and Senate should abandon the custom of partisan seating arrangements for the State of the Union address.
Reform bill nears vote

Reform bill nears vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has called on his colleagues on Capitol Hill to wind down the debate on the financial reform bill.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Udall joins McCain call for nuclear power

Udall joins McCain call for nuclear power

ESTES PARK, Colo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Senators John McCain and Mark Udall agreed on the need for increased use of nuclear power during a hearing on climate change in Colorado.

Hollywood women target U.S. Senate races

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Female Hollywood power brokers are backing Democratic U.S. Senate candidates looking to take on GOP incumbents, sources told a political Web site.

Gaffe forces Senate candidate to pull ad

DENVER, May 15 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Bob Schaffer, R-Colo., yanked an ad for his U.S. Senate campaign because an image meant to show Pikes Peak actually showed Alaska's Mount McKinley.
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Mark Udall
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, speaks to the media after meeting with Democratic Senators-elect on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 17, 2008. From left are Jeanne Shaheen, NH, Jeff Merkley, OR, Tom Udall, NM, Reid, Mark Udall, CO, and Kay Hagan, NC. Obscured by Reid is Mark Warner, VA. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Mark Emery Udall (born July 18, 1950) is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. He also served a term in the Colorado House of Representatives.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Morris "Mo" Udall. The Udall family is one of America's more prolific political families. Mark Udall graduated from Williams College in 1972 and moved to Colorado. He worked at the Colorado Outward Bound School for 20 years, including ten years as the school's executive director. He was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1996. After one term he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served five terms and worked on energy and national resources.

Udall won a competitive election for the U.S. Senate in 2008, defeating Republican challenger Bob Schaffer. He chairs the Senate Energy Subcommittee on National Parks. Udall is a prolific mountaineer and was featured in Men's Journal magazine for his athletic abilities.

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