Coloradans are finally waking up to the fact that Democrats have failed them, prompting the National Republican Party to turn their gaze westward and start plotting their move to expand their base here in the midterm elections.

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee recently acknowledged that Colorado is ripe to finally pick off Democrat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

What remains to be seen is whether voters will choose a Republican nominee who has wide enough appeal to compete after the party’s primary in the General Election. 

The shifting of political prognosticators to move Colorado’s Senate race from the “solid Democrat” to “likely Democrat” column, is getting a lot of attention.

“Despite the uncertainties in the GOP field, it’s clear this race merits watching – and while this move doesn’t indicate it’s competitive just yet, it clearly has the potential to do so in what’s shaping up to be a difficult year for Democrats, and incumbents like Bennet – even in a state like Colorado – will not be immune,” Jessica Taylor, The Cook Political Report’s Senate and governors editor, wrote of the handicapper’s decision to shift the Colorado Senate race.

The Republican State Leadership Committee has now included Colorado on its list of targets to flip control of the state legislature from Democrat to Republican. 

The list of target states comes as state Democrats across the country find themselves on defense for being in lockstep with President Biden and his failed liberal agenda that has led to rising inflation, surging crime, and unions still having more say in education than parents.

Tommy Hicks, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, writes in a Campfire Colorado opinion piece this week that by refusing calls to boost energy in Colorado and nationwide, Biden and Gov. Polis are further frustrating voters.

“It doesn’t help that Gov. Jared Polis can’t seem to make up his mind on whether he wants gas prices to go up or down. Just last year, Polis opted to raise the gas tax. Now, he’s suddenly pretending to care about reducing costs.”

We hope the Democrats keep it up, because Coloradans are starting to revolt against the radical left that has done nothing but create more problems — whether it’s rampant crime without punishment, inflated prices without restraint in government spending, or overseas conflicts with nothing to offer except confusion.