If Joe Coors manages to pull off the upset of the season and defeat Congressman Edwin Perlmutter, Coors will more than likely be the only man in Congress responsible for the election of three different Republican Members of Congress…himself, Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton.
A Coors victory is anything but assured at this point, though it is still in the realm of the very possible. With Mitt Romney pulling ahead and Ed Perlmutter constantly on the defense, a Coors win looks like a 50-50 proposition to us.
The outcome hasn’t yet been determined for Perlmutter and Coors, but what is sure is that Mr. “I Am Not A Beer” has run such a fantastic race that it has forced Democratic donors and Democratic Independent Expenders to focus unexpectedly large sums of money defending a wobbly Perlmutter.
Just ask Sal Pace and Joe Miklosi. They will tell you. Every dollar spent by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC attacking Joe Coors is a dollar that isn’t spent attacking Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton.
To date the DCCC and liberal outside groups have spent about $1.7 million attacking Coors and bolstering Perlmutter, making it one of the most expensive races in the nation for Democrats. That kind of money would have given Sal Pace (D-Urination) a real chance against Tipton. $1.7 million is a lot of air time in rural media markets.
The same is true for Miklosi. But for that great big sucking sound of the DCCC trying to save Perlmutter’s butt crack, those nasty DCCC ads targeting Coffman would be on the air one hell of a lot more.
Some day somebody should ask Miklosi and Pace who they dislike more…Coors or Perlmutter? Whichever, you can bet that both candidates are hot under the color that their race has received less attention because of the fisticuffs over in the 7th Congressional District.
When Joe Coors announced for Congress, most observers just sort of yawned. But no one is yawning any more. If Coors can figure out how to overcome a partisan registration disadvantage of several thousand votes and win this race, he will probably be the only person in Congress who guaranteed the electoral success of three Republicans in three competitive seats.