What do you do to fundraise if you’ve become way too extreme for the constituents you’re actually supposed to represent? If you’re Sen. Mark Udall, you just turn to Hollywood and various other bastions of far-left liberals along the coasts. Sure, these rich donors don’t have beliefs anywhere near to what the average Coloradan thinks, but that just must be because we’re still too busy banging rocks together to even know how to create roads. As The Colorado Observer reports, more than half of Udall’s donations this last reporting period came from states other than Colorado; with New York, California, and Virginia (aka: the D.C. Beltway) heavily represented:
Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Barbra Streisand topped the list of liberal Hollywood legends donating money to Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in the last reporting period.
… Udall’s success at raising money from Hollywood luminaries helped give him a fundraising advantage over his Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner. Udall has raised more than $13 million for the closely contested race with just under $6 million left in the bank.
Udall’s supporters are mostly from out of state — 58 percent of his contributors were located in New York, California, Virginia and other states. [the Peak’s emphasis]
Hasn’t Udall been paying any attention to how Coloradans feel about out of state-ers coming in here with their millions just to tell us how to live our lives? *cough* Bloomberg *cough*
Udall looks especially bad when you factor in that around 70% of Rep. Cory Gardner’s donors are domestic:
Comparatively, 70 percent of Gardner’s campaign contributions were from donors living in Colorado, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
That Udall has to go out of state to reach a majority of his donors is no surprise; he has spent the last six years accumulating a voting record in the Senate that is much more suited to California or New York than us here in Colorado. Surely, if Udall didn’t live in his insulated, liberal bubble that is Boulder, he would have left us Neanderthals a long time ago for our betters: the enlightened few who live among the Sierra Nevadas.
PeakNation™, don’t be surprised if he finally moves out that way once he loses reelection; that way, he can hang out with his BFF Tom Steyer whenever they want. “Hey Tom, let’s go hike a mountain and talk about how the U.S. would be a better place if everyone was as smart and enlightened as us!”