Friday, October 24, 2008

National GOP Group Out Of Colorado Senate Race

With Democrat Mark Udall cemented at the top of the polling for the race to replace retiring Republican Senator Wayne Allard in Colorado, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is yanking advertising dollars in the battle for that seat and leaving Udall's opponent, Bob "Big Oil" Schaffer, on this own.

"That's what they decided and we'll live with it," said Schaffer campaign manager Dick Wadhams. "Our tracking shows this race is in single digits with a large body of undecided voters still out there."

Yeah, and if Udall loses Colorado, I'll go be the pool boy at The Bush Home for Criminal Ex-Presidents in Crawford Texas next year.

The real answer is that the NRSC knows that Schaffer is toast in Colorado and they need to start funneling cash to states where six months ago they would not have imagined reelection problems -- like Georgia, Kentucky and Mississippi.

A victory in Kentucky by Democrat Bruce Lunsford would retire Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and deal a huge blow to the dwindling Senate GOP caucus while, at the same time, Republicans Saxby Chambliss in Georgia and Roger Wicker in Mississippi are hanging on by a thread.