Yesterday, we wrote about how national Democrats had pulled $5 million in funding from Colorado that would have helped U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet keep his seat. Their thinking being that Bennet has the race locked up, so why not put that money to use elsewhere. The problem with that strategy, however, is that just as they’re pulling out of Colorado, another big spender is doubling down on GOP challenger Darryl Glenn.
National security-oriented Restoration PAC has already spent approximately $800,000 statewide on TV and digital advertising promoting Glenn. To build on that effort they’ve now hired Denver-based Clear Creek Strategies to coordinate a state and national press strategy “aimed at requiring Bennet to answer for his extreme positions on a variety of issues, including the Iran nuclear deal, the fight against ISIS and the release of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay.”
According to their press release:
Clear Creek’s partnership with Restoration PAC will be led by seasoned political operative Matt Connelly, who has worked on four presidential campaigns nationally and multiple statewide campaigns in Colorado, including as Press Secretary for Cory Gardner’s successful 2014 senate race.
Media scrutiny of Bennet has been severely lacking during this election cycle, so we’re glad to see someone will finally start pushing the press to ask tough questions. Bennet has taken a lot of votes the last 6 years that he should be forced to defend. Especially when it comes to issues of national security, Bennet is way out of step with every day Coloradans.