For a U.S. Senator desperate to position himself as a moderate, liberal Sen. Mark Udall sure picked an entrenched liberal to set the tone and messaging for his campaign. PeakNation™, welcome Chris Harris to Colorado. We have a feeling we’re going to be hearing a lot from him. Here’s a bit about Harris’ background, courtesy of The Huffington Post:
Chris Harris is Communications Director for American Bridge 21st Century, a SuperPAC dedicated to electing progressive leaders. A native of the Kansas City area, Harris previously served as Senior Communications Director at Media Matters for America & PoliticalCorrection.org, Communications Director for the Kansas Democratic Party, and a researcher at Progressive Accountability.
His first week was a bit rocky as he ham-handedly tried to call Rep. Cory Gardner a “D.C. insider”. The only problem? Harris is working for a guy whose family has been a force in Western politics for over 100 years. Perhaps NRSC strategist Brad Dayspring said it best:
Pro-tip: If you work for a legacy Senator whose family has been in politics for > 100 years, calling others an “insider” looks bad. #COsen
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) February 27, 2014
Also on Harris’ watch – Udall received the dubious honor of having the worst week in Washington. With the pile on of terrible polling after terrible polling, is Chris Harris having the worst week in Colorado?