Coffman Makes Key Democratic “SuperPAC’s” Top Ten

Politico reports, it's already softening-up time in key 2014 battlegrounds:

House Majority PAC will run off-year political programs in the districts of 10 GOP lawmakers it hopes to knock off in 2014, a strategist for the outside group told POLITICO. That means running ads on the airwaves and online, as well as working social networks and local media in advance of the general election.

House Majority PAC’s initial targets include Minnesota Reps. Michele Bachmann and John Kline, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, New York Rep. Michael Grimm, Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, Ohio Rep. David Joyce and Florida Rep. Steve Southerland.

Many of those members represent suburban toss-up districts – places where campaigns are expensive, but where some Democrats have been competitive in statewide elections. Several of the seats have substantial minority populations, including a sizable Hispanic presence in the Heck and Coffman districts…

Not surprising at all given the early interest in this race–and an expected vigorous Democratic primary. For the forseeable future, at least until the muddled Democratic primary picture begins to settle, the best way for Democrats to invest in this district is in the form of independent expenditures wearing down weak incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman. In today's 24/7/265 permanent election cycle–and with a long row to hoe for Democrats next year if they want to recapture the U.S. House–it's never too early to start.

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  1. dwyer says:

    Okay, I kept staring at the term "House Majority PAC" and thinking that is crazy.

    The repubs are in the majority in the House; why do they want to get rid of Coffman?

    It must be the teapartyers after all..

    So now I do get it.  The dems want to have a majority in the House and so there is a democratic PAC named "House Majority PAC."  But just saying, it could be confusing.

    • BlueCatBlueCat says:

      Honestly I can't see what's confusing here except your confusion.  All you have to understand is this. Coffman, unless Dems go out of their way to come up with a really lousy candidate, is toast.

      • ArapaGOPArapaGOP says:

        Yep. Next time you'll get him for sure!


        • BlueCatBlueCat says:

          Surprised at your choice of Reagan there, Arap.  After all, he raised taxes, raised the debt ceiling so many times, was such a strong supporter of gun control and immigration reform that incuded real honest to goodness amnesty.  He wouldn't have made it as far as Bachmann did in a GOP primary today. Remind me again why he's still supposed to be worshipped as your god?

  2. JeffcoBlueJeffcoBlue says:

    "the best way for Democrats to invest in this district is in the form of independent expenditures"

    I dunno abut this, at least I know who I'm NOT giving a dime to on the Dem side. And that's a start!

  3. skeptical citizen says:

    Coffman is certainly backing himself into the extreme right corner of the race.

    Rep. Coffman, as well as Colorado's finest Doug Lamborn, is one of 69 co-sponsors of the just-introduced HR 352, the Tax Code Termination Act. The bill would abolish Federal taxes other than Social Security and Medicare, and includes an unconstitutional provision providing that the end of the tax code cannot be delayed except by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress.

    • roccoprahn says:

      Why is it that HR352 seems like the end result of these republicans being so damned mad that things aren't falling their way that they are literally ok with burning the entire Federal Government to the ground?

      For Christ's sake, do they honestly believe they'll continue to receive THEIR paychecks if there's no government?

      Honestly, getting a little Godwin here, the redlegs are behaving like Hitler in the final days. He actually ordered Speer to demolition and flood the subways, saying (paraphrasing) "if the German people aren't strong enough to win this war, then let them perish.).

      A rational person can't help but believe the rage and refusal to accept this courageous, pragmatic, brilliant, compasionate, charismatic President because he's not entirely white and a moderately populist shift left in our culture has driven the entire red demographic, from the Sununu wing to the Cruz/Paul/Johnson/Rubio teabag cartel absolutely insane with jealosy, rage, and bitterness.

      There are only 25 competitive Congressional Districts left in the COUNTRY!.(Obviously counting well represented CD7 here). The Democrats have targeted 10. We damn well better win all 10 this time, or the way the pinkos are rigging this thing, there might never be another "time".


      • AristotleAristotle says:

        Reminds me of the Nazis. (And no, it's not a violation of Godwin's to say that.) Hitler wanted ALL of Germany to be destroyed in the closing days of the war, along with placed they had been occupying like Paris. Basically, it was <a href=""><i>Götterdämmerung</i></a&gt; being acted out in real life, in Hitler's case.


        In the GOrP's, it's more a case of "If I can't play, NOBODY can!"

        • AristotleAristotle says:

          Okay, that's NOT how embedding a hyperlink is supposed to work.

        • roccoprahn says:

          We know the "evangelical" base of the redleg ideology categorically rejects the not completely white President Obama, as most of the pushback originates in the christ-ee sunday rallies. Colorado State House District 27's rep. is a woman whose husband teaches a class at Faith Bible teaching that 44's the anti christ.

          That's one example.

          As nuts as these people are, as crazy as they are capable of getting, what if they find out the real Jesus doesn't look like Jeffrey Hunter?

    • harrydobyharrydoby says:

      Gee whiz!  If there aren't any federal taxes, does that mean all government services would be free?

      Or if, for example, during a national disaster, will the National Guard take credit cards or a check for services rendered from the victims?

      The interstates would all become toll roads I suppose.  If I recall, that's how Romney got around his promise not to raise taxes — raise the money through fees!

      Seems the GOP anti-income tax fever is hitting both state and federal levels at the same time.  Gotta protect the rich and shift the burden to regressive taxes that hurt the 99%

  4. Gray in Mountains says:

    Although beating Bachman would be one more D I actually think she is good for Dems. I know she is good for Jon Stewart

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