Alyssa Roberts

Alyssa Roberts

With a nod to unseating Republican Sen. Cory Gardner next year, the Colorado Democratic Party is adding muscle.

Alyssa Roberts is joining the state party's communications team, after hammering on Gardner as the national press secretary for the League of Conservation Voters.

She also was the senior communications advisor for Rob Quist for Montana congressional campaign in 2017.

Before that she was the spokesperson for Sen. Michael Bennet's re-election campaign in 2016. She also previously was on Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's communications team, after she was Obama for America's Western Slope field organizer in 2012.

Roberts also repped former Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat from New Mexico.

“Coloradans are fired up to replace Senator Gardner in 2020, and we’re excited to have Alyssa on board to double-down on our work holding Gardner accountable,” Morgan Carroll, chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, said in a statement.

“With her deep understanding of Colorado and Sen.Gardner’s shameful record in the U.S. Senate, Alyssa will help ensure Gardner can’t run away from his record of siding with Trump’s partisan and destructive agenda.”

Roberts also teed off on Gardner. “Sen. Gardner said he would shake things up in Washington, but he’s proven to be nothing more than another partisan lackey for Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell,” she said in the statement announcing her hire.

“From voting to take away our access to health care to refusing to fight for our public lands, Coloradans can’t trust Cory Gardner to stand up for our communities. Control of the U.S. Senate runs through Colorado, and I’m eager to get to work.”

She joins the communications team with David Pourshoushtari, another veteran who previously has served as the spokesman for One Colorado and the state Senate Democrats.

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