Nov
08
2014
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The fatally flawed Democratic Senate retention campaign, in crystallized form.

This shouldn’t have worked.

Rachel Maddow’s producer had a question: “Does Cory Gardner even have a campaign headquarters?”

He did, but Colorado Democrats were confounded that they had no idea where it was located, which is why I frequently got asked, “Is there a headquarters?” and “Have you been there?” Yes and yes.

Here’s the scoop: Gardner’s campaign was located across the hall from the Colorado Republican Party headquarters in the Denver Tech Center, making it easy for operatives in both groups to run back and forth. The only sign outside Gardner’s office was the one left by the previous tenant, which read, “Building Maintenance Company.” The campaign decided to keep it.

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Nov
03
2014
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Colorado Senate: …DOOM.

Well, Mark Udall, you had a pretty good run.

Then, finally, came the only reference to policy in [Mark] Udall’s speech. “And by the way, I’m proud to stand with Colorado’s women,” he said, almost as an aside. “I’m proud to stand for reproductive freedom.”

An angry voice from the crowd jeered: “That’s not the only thing you stand for! J[****] C[*****]!”

Udall turned to a short, dark man on his left. The senator look genuinely stunned. “I’m sorry?”

“That’s not the only thing you stand for!” The heckler was Leo Beserra, a 73-year-old who made millions on Wall Street and, since the early 1990s, has shared a generous slice of that wealth with Colorado Democrats.

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Oct
16
2014
1

Mark Udall calls Cory Gardner ‘Senator’ at yesterday’s Colorado debate.

Man. Mark Udall’s internal polling must be awful.

If this election was anything except a fully mail-in ballot election, that would be DOOM right there. Heck, if it was Colorado’s second mail-in ballot election it’d be DOOM.  But between this, yesterday’s absolute disaster of an attempted hit piece against Gardner, and of course the polling… Cory Gardner is nicely in the glide path for winning in two and a half weeks.  There are some things that the margin of fraud* can do nothing for.

But no sense being complacent. Cory Gardner for Senate.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*I do believe in it; I merely think that the percentages involved are a lot narrower than do many of my colleagues.  I suspect that it is mostly used to make sure that the ‘right’ people win Democratic primaries.  Not as many people looking at those races and in many cases winning the primary = winning the election.

Oct
15
2014
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…That was an amazingly messed-up partisan own-goal by the Left over Cory Gardner.

Twitchy has the gory details: suffice it to say, Deadspin tried to pitch a story (that Cory Gardner never played high school football) into a game changer for Colorado’s Senate race, and ended up probably guaranteeing Gardner’s election (because Gardner actually played high school football, and has the pictures to prove it).  In the process Deadspin has managed to make at least several dozen Lefty journalists and activists look like chumps, and that promises to keep going on for a little while longer.

Lots of fun, but I should have kept better notes. Or any notes at all.

Moe Lane

Oct
10
2014
1

Breaking: DCCC cuts loose Andrew Romanoff (D CAND, Colorado-06).

Dude.

More here (via @politicoalex): and I kind of wish that they had stayed in. The DCCC already dumped in almost $2 million bucks to lose this race; seeing that additional $1.4 million taken out to a field a burned would have warmed the cockles of my heart. Oh, well, you can’t always expect the opposition to keep throwing in good money after bad.

Moe Lane

PS: Mike Coffman for CO-06, of course.

Oct
09
2014
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Mark Udall: standing up for Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer-Funded Contraceptive Racket.

Oh, man, that was embarrassing for Mark Udall.

Short version: Cory Gardner supports making birth control pills available OTC. Mark Udall opposes everything Cory Gardner does, because of the way that Cory Gardner does it. So Cory Gardner asked Udall whether Udall supported making birth control pills available OTC at all… and Mark Udall declined to answer. Because Mark Udall is counting on Planned Parenthood’s support, and since Planned Parenthood is making a nice hunk of change out of the current regulatory system (courtesy of the American taxpayer), well…

Oct
08
2014
1

Mark Uterus.

Alternate title: Meet Sen. Mark Uterus, Democratic candidate for Colorado’s Collective Reproductive System.

Look, I didn’t call Senator Mark Udall ‘Mark Uterus:’ the debate moderator last night did.  And I have rarely seen so many people on Twitter be incredulous over something as those people were to hear that this happened:

“Mr. Udall, your campaign has been so focused on women’s issues that you’ve been dubbed ‘Mark Uterus.’
…Have you gone too far?”

Well, given that a moderator had to ask that question? I’d say yes. (more…)

Sep
24
2014
7

#protip for Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado): if you’re gonna brag that your dad ran for President…

…as you did here:

It’s then OK for your opponent (Cory Gardner) to also bring up that your dad ran for President.

(The Udall campaign has gone absolutely INSANE over this ad, by the way. It’s remarkable, how much so.)
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Sep
22
2014
10

Tweet of the Day, And Cory Gardner Breathes A Sigh Of Relief edition.

I have to agree with Iowapundit, here:

…John McCain would do Gardner more harm than good.

Sep
08
2014
1

Sen. Mark Udall (D, Colorado) has no right to exploit murdered journalists.

He simply does not.

In the course of an hour-long debate with Gardner in Grand Junction, Colo., [Mark] Udall said that “ISIL does not present an imminent threat to this nation.” He cited his membership on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee to substantiate that assertion, and he even invoked the names of the American journalists murdered at the hands of the Islamic State in the course of his pleas for restraint.

“I can tell you,” Udall said, “Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, don’t be impulsive. Horrible and barbarous as those executions were, don’t be impulsive, come up with a plan to knock ISIL back.”

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Sep
02
2014
12

Hickenlooper the Coward.

That’s not my assessment, although I certainly do agree with it (OK, so I guess that it is): it’s the assessment of Bob Crowell, father of a murder victim whose murderer might be given clemency if John Hickenlooper loses.

No, seriously.

“I think that’s the coward’s way out.”

This story has been addressed on RedState before, notably here and here: the short version is that John Hickenlooper, Democratic governor of Colorado, is against the death penalty. Fine*. This theoretical stance of Hickenlooper’s has come up against the real-world example of Nathan Dunlap, who is a remorseless, cold-blooded killer who ruthlessly and senselessly murdered four people twenty years ago, and who has been staving off his execution ever since. The problem for Hickenlooper is this: while the people of Colorado would dearly love to see Dunlap get the needle, the Lefties that make up Hickenlooper’s organization would not. (more…)

Aug
14
2014
8

Andrew Romanoff (D CAND, Colorado-06) plays with chalk, won’t clean up after himself.

This is, indeed, the maturity level that one has come to expect from Democratic candidates these days:

On June 27, former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff oversaw a group of volunteers chalking the sidewalk of the government district office of U.S. Representative Mike Coffman in protest over immigration issues. The political protest ended when the building manager, Quyet Dang, arrived in the parking lot and told the crew if they didn’t clean up the chalk he would call the police. The chalking ended almost immediately, but the cleanup took 15-30 minutes, or even longer than that according to some sources. Regardless of how long the cleanup lasted, the tapes show Romanoff leaving before it is finished.

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