UPDATE: Via reporter Ernest Luning, attempts to shine this turd did not go well:
While Brauchler’s campaign manager Ryan Lynch boasted in a tweet early Monday about the 18th Judicial District attorney winning the quarter with a $98,846 haul, the tweet disappeared later in the morning after Michael Fortney, Stapleton’s campaign manager, asked in a tweet why Lynch was “trying to spin” the modest haul. After spending $68,842 during the quarter, Brauchler had $173,970 in the bank. (Lynch told Colorado Politics he deleted the tweet because it was meant as a preliminary message in advance of the campaign’s statement.)
UPDATE: Brauchler supporters are a tad, um, delusional…
Again, this is what momentum looks like.#cogov #copolitics https://t.co/JBs3XoHBB4
— Greg Brophy (@SenatorBrophy) October 17, 2017
“This is what momentum looks like.”
It is difficult to come up with a more appropriate reaction to the Q3 fundraising numbers posted by Republican gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler late Monday night. Brauchler’s campaign reported a stunningly-awful $98,846 in contributions for the fundraising period between July-Septembe.
If you were sketching out a worst-case scenario for Brauchler’s Q3 fundraising report, failing to reach $100,000 in contributions would have most certainly been at the top of that list. Getting hit by a bus would be about the only thing that might have qualified as worse than raising just $98,846. Brauchler’s paltry Q2 fundraising haul of $190,696 looks positively gargantuan in comparison.
Brauchler now has $173,970 in the bank, which is absolutely awful for a candidate who was supposed to be one of the top Republican candidates of 2018. By comparison, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne raised $384,335 in only two months, and she doesn’t have anywhere near the name ID of the Arapahoe County Attorney General. Brauchler’s candidacy already had plenty of problems, but this disastrous fundraising performance may well mark the beginning of the end for his gubernatorial hopes. There is no spin required here; failing to hit triple digits is preposterously terrible.
Brauchler supporters may try to say that it is still early in the race, but that’s not reality for a candidate whose only path to the June Primary ballot lies in making it through the caucus/assembly process. This isn’t about whether or not Brauchler will have enough money to pay for an effective advertising campaign — at this rate, Brauchler is barely going to have enough money to run a functional campaign at all. Brauchler’s campaign needs to be staffing up by the end of this quarter and opening offices around the state if he is going to have the organization to succeed at the GOP state convention, and it’s difficult to see from here how he might be able to pull that together.
These Q3 fundraising numbers will also go a long way toward convincing Tom Tancredo to jump in the race for Governor, which would be particularly awful for Brauchler. Any concerns Tancredo might have had about harming the chances of a Republican like Brauchler are largely irrelevant now that Brauchler has proven to be so inept as a statewide candidate.
We’ll have much more commentary on the Q3 fundraising numbers later today, but it’s safe to say that no other report will reverberate quite as much this turd from Brauchler.
In other threads a few months ago, I offered that Brauchler was the weakest of the Republican candidates for governor.
And you weren't kidding. All hat. No cattle.
Fluffy should be along any minute to tell us why there is nothing to see here. All is well.
No this is not good news for Brauchler. Money isn't everything but this is a problem. Fortunately there are lots of great candidates in this race who can beat Jared Polis.
No, Shemp, there aren't. Quit sniffing your armpits.
We know. With great name recognition. Like George Bush's cousin. Or Mitt Romney's nephew. Or Mike Coffman's ex-wife.
Do I detect you putting some distance between yourself and Broccoli now? Is this like your lifelong commitments to Marco Rubio '16, followed by Ted Cruz '16, followed by #NeverTrump, followed by Trump 2016?
Maybe it's time to back Victor Mitchell.
Poor Broccoli. First, he can't raise money, then his biggest ass kisser throws him under a bus.
Looking at those numbers, my bet is FluffyNutlid didn’t even cough up his summer’s lemonade stand take to poor, old lonesome George?? . . .
And on top of that, the big case against the Shirtless Sheriff is taking on water.
Maybe Brauchler was busy with summer vacation? Or he was fulfilling his Army National Guard Colonel-ship obligations??
Or maybe, having won office once by being outspent, he thinks that is a winning formula.
Does Broccoli know that Caldera considers Watermelon an opportunist in conservative clothing?
Pity our poor little melon hunter, a victim of the fickle winds of fashion . . .
. . . conservative women no longer value their once-proudly worn and fashionable natural melon-skin aprons and colorful natural Sunday melon-rind hats. Everything today is synthetic — and made in China, China for gawdsakes!
It’s a story oft told here in the West; the once proud eastern-plains rough-stock pioneer melonman — now reduced to begging Caldera-like for favors and handouts, scraping out a miserable urban existence.
For some reason that lame, generic TV commercial Both Ways Bob ran 3 years ago with the tag line "Say yes to the dress" jumped to my mind.
I know, it was about an overpriced wedding dress.
When Nutlid wears ‘The Beauprez’ it just makes his butt look big. Those ‘extra costs’ with ‘The Hickenlooper’? He managed to turn that into the strongest economy in the nation. Turns out
motherGrammy does know best, Fluffy.