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Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on whether Common Core is good or bad: 'Yes'

Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is running a difficult race to keep his seat against challenger Rep. Cory Gardner (R), and it seems like he may be ready for a break. In an interview with Denver's ABC 7 News this past weekend, Udall was asked: "Is Common Core good or bad for Colorado students?" He simply answered, "Yes."

Udall's issue page on education on his Senate website and his campaign issues page both do not mention Common Core; the campaign has not released a clarifying statement so far.

Udall said later in the interview that he was feeling "brain dead today" after struggling to name three books which are important to him, a moment reminiscent of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's famous "Oops" gaffe. He asked to retape that portion of the interview, a request that the interviewer denied.

Watch Sen. Udall answer the Common Core question at about the 10 second mark in the video below. --Bonnie Kristian