The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is pulling out of CO-6 as prospects for Rep. Mike Coffman’s re-election grow increasingly sour.
As Jesse Paul reports for The Colorado Sun:
The powerful National Republican Congressional Committee, the party’s arm in charge of ensuring GOP members are elected and re-elected to Congress, will stop its spending on U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman’s behalf in the 6th Congressional District.
The group confirmed the decision on Friday to The Colorado Sun.
The NRCC had spent or reserved more than $2.1 million in television ad spending for Coffman, a five-term incumbent, as he battles Democrat Jason Crow.
The group will pull all of the spending it had left in the race through Election Day. That’s about $1 million.
The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a SuperPAC run by House Speaker Paul Ryan, announced in late September that it was withdrawing from CO-6. With both public and private polls showing Coffman losing to Democrat Jason Crow, the writing on the wall has apparently become too much to ignore.
Barring some unexpected shift in the next two weeks, Coffman’s 30 years in elected office is coming to an end.