More Trouble for Coffman: Paul Ryan’s PAC Pulling Out of CO-6

The Crowmentum grows.

Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) appears to have reached the end of his political rope:

The Wall Street Journal confirms that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Super PAC, Congressional Leadership Fund, is pulling out of CO-6 and will redirect resources elsewhere. Needless to say, this isn’t because Ryan is confident that Coffman will win re-election on his own.

Here’s more from Alex Isenstadt at Politico:

Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with House GOP leadership, is cutting off support for two Republican incumbents, Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop and Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman, according to a person familiar with the group’s plans.

The super PAC will cancel its planned TV advertising for both members, a move that comes as the party refocuses its funds on races that leaders feel confident they can win. The organization had $2.8 million in TV advertising reserved for Coffman and $2.1 million for Bishop…

…Democrats appear especially confident in their prospects of defeating Coffman, a fifth-term political survivor who represents a Denver-area swing district. Earlier this week, the Democratic super PAC House Majority PAC canceled nearly $800,000 in planned TV advertising in the district.

We’ve learned over the years that you can never count Coffman out completely…but it’s looking grim for the Aurora Republican.

16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    Okay, Moddy.  Spin this!

  2. RepealAndReplace says:

    And the headline – Paul Ryan Pulling Out – creates such an image in the mind.  wink

  3. Davie says:

    Times are tough, and money is tight:

    Party officials say additional incumbents will likely need to be cut off in the weeks to come.

  4. Genghis says:

    Oh my. That seems like kind of a big deal for someone who finances his campaigns pretty much exclusively from big money interests and gets virtually nothing from real live human beings.

  5. itlduso says:

    Be hopeful, but not optimistic.

    Keep working your butts off!

  6. RepealAndReplace says:

    Maybe the state GOP will divert $$$ from Walker Stapleton's hopeless cause and put it into CD 6.

  7. davebarnes says:

    Interesting. $3M is significant.

    Hopefully, they will spend it on Lambchop as he is a winner.

  8. Independent Voter says:

    Great to see Coffman failing. Colorado is too good for Trump's little henchman.

  9. Powerful Pear says:

    “Don’t tug on Superman’s cape, don’t spit into the wind, don’t pull the mask off no Long Ranger,” and don’t mess around with Paul.

  10. JohnInDenver says:

    CLF is apparently dropping reserved television time (following a Democratic group dropping theirs " House Majority PAC, the main pro-Democratic super PAC, quietly canceled $800,000 in planned TV time in Coffman's race days earlier."). CLF apparently will continue money for ground game activities.

    Interesting how one group pulling money is seen as a vote of confidence in Crow, the other group pulling money is seen as "abandoning" Coffman. 

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      I think the word CONTEXT is what you are looking for.  The reasons for the actions are based on the context surrounding them.  The context in this situation is that Mr. 95% Trump ass kisser is likely going to get his ass kicked and everyone is making contingency plans based on that projected outcome.  No surprise why similar actions are motivated by different desired outcomes.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      If moderatus were paid to shill on weekends, his response would be, “they don’t need to spend to support Coffman. Coffman will win without national GOP money. Coffman cannot be beaten. Both Coffmans are great!”


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