“Republicans started this election cycle with a big target in Colorado: The seat occupied by Michael Bennet was seen as their one, probably only, chance to beat a sitting Democratic senator,” Politico reports.
“Instead, it’s been one setback after another for the GOP. The state Republican Party has been racked by drama made for an HBO series, capped by a coup attempt targeting its chairman amid charges of blackmail and infidelity. A coveted prospective candidate, Rep. Mike Coffman, decided not to run for the seat. And big-spending GOP groups have poured millions of dollars into efforts to defend vulnerable GOP incumbents — instead of pummeling the 50-year-old, first-term Bennet.”Save to Favorites