Republicans Pulling Out of CO-6, Signaling End for Coffman

Rep. Mike Coffman (left) and challenger Jason Crow

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.

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    If only Moderatus' father had been as prescient as the NRCC.

  2. unnamed says:

    Moderatus says:

    October 16, 2018 at 2:46 PM MDT

    Jason Crow is light years ahead of the competition and it drives the Republicans crazy. When he wins the election Trumpian MAGAts are going to cry their eyes out.


    Maybe Moddy will be correct.

  3. davebarnes says:

    Because, according to Moddy, the shorter one has it in the bag. No need to spend money when it is over for the bird.

  4. itlduso says:

    I got an email from Coffman yesterday and I thought his account had been hacked.  It was titled, "Disappointing news" and it was on a white background, no campaign logo, colors, or anything.  Then, he admits that "our national allies are pulling resources out of this battleground" — Loser!  The most suspicious part was where he references to being a "marine" without capitalizing "Marine".  I nominate this to be the most pathetic campaign email ever.

    Here is the bulk of the email.  Can you think of anything more bizarre?

    Be optimistic, but not confident or complacent.  GOTV!

    Dear Friend,

    The news from Washington, D.C., today is disappointing — our national allies are pulling resources out of this battleground.

    More left-wing money has targeted me than any other Republican in America, and now we will have to stare down the Democratic Super PACs alone. 

    I have many deep disagreements with President Trump, and occasionally it's gotten personal, as you know. But the one thing that he has said that has always rung true to me — establishment Republicans in Washington, D.C., don't know how to fight.

    I'm a marine. And I do.

    But I need you.

    The election for this Congressional District is now down to just you and me. 

    I'm not sad or surprised. And I'm as ready to fight now as I've ever been.

    • Powerful Pear says:

      I’m glad he’s ready to fight, but curious to understand what it is he is fighting for, conservatives, illegal aliens, rule of law, fiscal policy, build the wall, open boarders, endless wars, sequester, medicare for all, end of Obama care, term limits. A Marine knows what the mission objectives are. Mike’s mission objectives change with poles. In a real war it get’s men killed. In a political war you loose support from the people you need. Stop insulting Marines with your political rhetoric.

      • Duke Cox says:

        You and I almost never agree, Pear, but I hope you will admit the words above from Coffman are the hollow bravado of a coward. He is a paper tiger and has never been anything else.

        The only thing it seems in which he genuinely believes is "I want to be re-elected". There is no honor in the man.

        • Voyageur says:

          Mike is no coward, Duke, but the courage of  a combat veteran — shooting people on the other side — doesn't really apply in Congress where we need the moral courage to stand up to Stinky Trump and mcconnell's goons.

          It is time for him to go.

          • Duke Cox says:

            My point V., is anyone who will not stand for a principle when that stand is likely to come at a personal cost, is less than a "hero" and, in my view, displays a deep, moral vacancy of character.

            Mike Coffman is the same kind of coward that sits, occasionally, in the White House. Rather than take a stand on practically anything, he will say or do whatever is necessary to protect himself from accountability..

            That is the definition of cowardice where I come from.

            • Voyageur says:

              Unfortunately, Duke, you are adding to the hatred and vitriol which are destroying our political process.  Mike Coffman is a good and decent man, who served his country with honor and skill.  So is Jason Crow.  Mike has chosen to support the Donald Trump gangster regime down the line and must be replaced by a man who will defend American values.

              Am I a hypocrite to say Mike is honorable and Trump is a gangster while denouncing vitriol?  NO.  Trump is a draft dodging criminal who sold out his country to Russia for cash.  Mike is just a good man who is so compromised by his efforts to please his right wing base that he needs to be replaced.

              And Trump stinks!

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