COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — While President Donald Trump talked about general issues affecting the Western Slope, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner also was in attendance and called the Grand Valley by name.

The Republican senator, up for reelection in November, joined the president on stage twice during the rally. He talked about similar issues to Trump, but also focused on projects he personally spearheaded– such as the Arkansas Valley Conduit, which would bring drinking water to rural communities in Southeastern Colorado.

Gardner also took the time to give a shout-out to one of the Western Slope’s most iconic profiles while touting his achievements with public land policy.

Now I think they heard you on Pike’s Peak, but they didn’t hear you on Mt. Garfield, give him another round of applause…..We have relocated the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction, Colorado. We have returned millions of dollars to counties in the Western Slope of Colorado.

U.S. Senator Cory Gardner

Gardner is facing tough competition for his U.S. Senate seat with a possible opponent in former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, who is a likely frontrunner in the senate race.