It’s good thing Andrew Romanoff raised all that money in 2013 because rumblings from Washington say that Democrat donors are triaging their fundraising because they realize how disastrous 2014 will be for them and, instead of wasting money by tilting at windmills in the House, they will shift all their focus to a handful of Senate races to keep the upper chamber from Republican hands.
(Hmph, PeakNation™ can you think of any Senate race that most thought was safe last year but has since gone into a nosedive???) According to Politico:
With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. [the Peak emphasis]
We know Romanoff likes to boast about his ability to raise campaign funds without money coming from PACs— *cough* bull$h#% *cough* (well, let’s not be unfair, he is “technically” correct, but is there much difference between the head of a PAC writing you a personal check instead of just giving from the PAC, or a check coming from a CEO of a company instead of the company’s PAC)— now we’ll get to see how true that is.
With numbers from 2013 just in yesterday, Romanoff was able to keep pace with Representative Mike Coffman, each brought in just a little over $2 million last year. And, the race that once looked like the apple of Democrats eye has suddenly lost its luster as Dem donors scurry over to the Senate to try to batten down the hatches against the gale-force Obamacare headwinds Dems face. Politico explains further:
But with their party weighted down by an unpopular president and his even more unpopular health care law, many Democrats are worried about the election. And their anxiety is most pronounced about the Senate.
…Making up their 17-seat deficit in the House, on the other hand, looks like a nonstarter for Democrats; it would not be surprising, some pundits say, for Republicans to expand their House majority. [the Peak emphasis]
“Hi, this is Andrew Romanoff, I’m running for the House…hello? Hello?”
Wethinks Romanoff’s donor call time just got a little more lonely.
Hey, we’ve got an idea! Since Udall is fleeing from Obama as fast as he can, perhaps he can pass him off to Romanoff to use. We mean, it’s the least he can do since his disastrous vote for Obamacare has forced all Democrats across America to come to his rescue. And if it’s one thing we know here at the Peak, it’s how much Coloradans enjoy outsiders telling us how to vote.
What do you say Romanoff, do you want Obama here campaigning for you?