Democrats look like they’re giving up on Colorado’s sixth congressional district:
According to a committee aide, the DCCC has pulled $1.4 million in airtime in Colorado’s 6th District, where Republican Rep. Mike Coffman is facing off against former state Speaker Andrew Romanoff.
The committee will partner with Romanoff in ads next week, said the aide, but the DCCC’s portion of the buy was not immediately available.
“This is still a very winnable race, and Romanoff is well-funded and in a competitive position to bring it across the finish line,” said the aide, who stressed the committee still views the race as top target.
But the really big news out of my home state might be in the tough Senate race between Democrat Mark Udall and GOP challenger Cory Gardner:
This is potentially huge. Senate Majority PAC — the SuperPAC aiming to help Democrats keep their Senate majority — is cancelling $289,000 worth of broadcast-television advertising next week
Udall has run such a nasty campaign that even the Denver Post took notice in its surprise endorsement of Gardner:
Rather than run on his record, Udall’s campaign has devoted a shocking amount of energy and money trying to convince voters that Gardner seeks to outlaw birth control despite the congressman’s call for over-the-counter sales of contraceptives. Udall is trying to frighten voters rather than inspire them with a hopeful vision. His obnoxious one-issue campaign is an insult to those he seeks to convince.
Newspaper endorsements don’t mean what they used to, but that’s gotta hurt.