The Washington Post’s blog The Fix has a headline that says it all: Who had the worst week in Washington? Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).  A dubious honor indeed.  Poor Sen. Udall. We almost feel bad. Almost. The recap:

“…this past week Rep. Cory Gardner, a rising Republican star who had previously spurned a challenge to Udall, decided to run. Buck quickly dropped out of the race to run for Gardner’s now-open 4th Congressional District seat. State Rep. Amy Stephens also abandoned her Senate candidacy, calling Gardner “the great uniter.”

And voila! Within 48 hours, Udall went from being a safe incumbent to being one of the half-dozen or so most endangered senators on the ballot this fall.”

And, then, blogger Chris Cillizza twists the knife through Udall’s heart:

Mark Udall, for watching your opponent turn from a frog to a prince, you had the worst week in Washington. Congrats, or something.

Ouch, sorry Sen. Udall.  It’s been a tough few weeks for you.