A lot has been made about our senate race being the top race this cycle in terms of money spent. The media and this site would have you believe that the big money has been spent in our state simply because it is a “dead heat.” Well I am here to say two things. This race is not a dead heat and they are wrong why the big “bucks” are rolling in.
The left is afraid of Ken Buck because they, like the conservatives in our state, recognize the political potential possessed by Ken. The left, rightfully so, are intimidated by the potential displayed by Buck and are hoping to thwart him before he is able to really gain momentum. Imagine how hard of a time the left is going to have of trying to beat Buck in six years when he has a solid voting record and has shown us all that he is not the “radical” the left has paid millions to portray him as.
I cannot think of a more solid conservative for the left to try and take down this year other than Marco Rubio in Florida. The reason they have not spent as much money in that race is because they would have to give it to an independant for them to have a chance to defeat Rubio.
I also believe there is another factor at play here as well though. Bennet is known as Obama’s rubber stamp and there is a lot of money to support a guy who will vote to support Obama at any cost. How bad does it look for the Democrats if they lose a race involving a major Obama supporter in a state they have loudly bragged about switching from red to blue in no time. I think it is really bad and Obama and Udall will be working hard to avoid similar fates in our great state.
With all these factors at play I think it is easy to see why we were the financial battleground this election and the democrats will be disappointed to have spent big money on a five point loss. On November 3rd Colorado can be proud that they have elected a strong politician who will be a leader of our federal government for years to come.