Neal Walia’s campaign to challenge U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette to a Democrat primary in the 1st Congressional District has been fairly forgettable since he first announced his bid six months ago.
But this week, the 30-something progressive earned some media attention for his endorsement by the far left’s favorite spiritual advisor and Democratic presidential candidate, Marianne Williamson.
She certainly made some of the Democratic debates much more colorful and entertaining.
That’s John Hickenlooper standing next to Williamson in much of the video, who is Walia’s old boss.
Ironically, Williamson endorsed Andrew Romanoff against Hickenlooper after he dropped out of the presidential race to run for the U.S. Senate.
Walia is counting on Williamson to be a fundraising boost, sending out this email begging for funds on the heels of her endorsement.
He made this plea for money in a overly dramatic claim that his very life depends on winning the election.
“Marianne has been a voice on the national stage for progress in politics and advocating against the rigged political system we live in and I am proud to have her endorsement!/ (sic)”
“This is a major mile marker for our campaign and we need to build on this momentum if we are going to win against an establishment corporate Democrat who has held this seat for over 25 years.”
Walia has raised more than $100,000 and has about $66,000 still in the bank.
DeGette, who has been MIA on Colorado’s political scene for quite a while, raised $326,000 last year. She has $359,000 cash on hand.
As Walia’s spiritual advisor, Williamson should probably let him know he doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance beating the Democrat incumbent in a district she hasn’t bothered to represent in years.