Udall Banks $1.3 Million In Q2


Sen. Mark Udall

Raising money like his pants are on fire (they aren’t)

FOX 31's Eli Stokols:

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall had perhaps his best month of press since taking office in June, when a government surveillance scandal he’s long hinted at came to light.

The Democrat, who faces reelection next fall, also finished up another strong fundraising quarter, bringing in $1.3 million in contributions between April 1 and June 30.

Udall’s campaign now has $3.4 million cash on hand, his campaign tells FOX31 Denver.

Now he just needs an opponent…

Stokols reports that one of the more consistent mentions as a possible opponent to Sen. Mark Udall in 2014, failed 2006 gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, is in decline as a likely candidate, and mentions three state legislators, including former Majority Leader Amy Stephens and freshman state Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs. We were the first to report the possibility of a Stephens run, and Stokols says of Owen Hill:

Sen. Owen Hill

Owen Hill for U.S. Senate: It’s Not Like You Have a Choice!

Keep an eye on Hill, who has just one year under his belt as a lawmaker but has impressed political observers at the Capitol with his speaking prowess; just in his early 30s with a young family, Hill is exactly the kind of fresh face the Colorado GOP is looking for…

…That his name is even in the mix to challenge Udall this cycle underlines his potential — and just how short the Republican bench is in the state. [Pols emphasis]

As eloquent as Hill may be–we find him a bit hammy–this has every appearance of the search for a placeholder. We won't argue that Hill may have the makings of a bright political future (mainly because he just got elected) but the mention of his name for U.S. Senate is entirely about circumstance and timing. The only reason Hill's name has even made it into discussion is because the GOP really has nobody on their bench; that's Hill's good fortune, perhaps, but you can't extract further meaning from the correlation.  


17 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Don't worry, you'll have your hands full defending Hickenlooper and an unpopular Democratic legislature. Dems should thank Buddha (or whoever you thank up above) for any breaks you get next year.

    • the midwesterner says:


    • BlueCatBlueCat says:

      You really are a moron. If you're getting paid to troll your overlords are even bigger morons.

    • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:


      Dems should thank Buddha (or whoever you thank up above)


      You make an assumption about my faith because of my political affiliation??

      Fuck you…God doesn't belong to you.

      • BlueCatBlueCat says:

        One thing I'll say for Immoderatus. He packs a lot of information into a two line comment.

        Not only does he make an assumption about your faith,  revealing himself to be  an ignoramus, he also clearly intends that Buddha crack as an insult, revealing himself to be a bigot. Since righties are always protesting that they are certainly not bigots or racists,  he also reveals himself to be quite stupid, too stupid to realize that you have to at least pretend you're not a bigot if that's what you expect people to believe. 

        At least he gets an A for efficiency.

      • ClubTwitty says:

        Buddha would love that response, Duke.

  2. ArapaGOPArapaGOP says:

    Amy Stephens is the candidate the center right in Colorado has been waiting for. If she runs, she will change the game.

    She already knows how I feel. And she is why I have been hopeful through all of the mockery on this leftist blog. Game on I hope!

  3. Danny the Red (hair)Danny the Red (hair) says:

    Did he say "Center Right" regarding Amy Stephens?  Does that mean she does not consider herself a conserative?

  4. Curmudgeon says:

    Guppy thinks he's Center Right, that should give you a clue as to his judgment.

    • BlueCatBlueCat says:

      But doesn't center anything mean RINO to any real, red blooded Republican? Isn't that like moderate and isn't that right next door to evil, godless, socialist/communist America hating leftie? I think all the spinning has left poor Guppy too dizzy to keep track anymore.

  5. BlueCatBlueCat says:

    Hearts are with Sen. Udall as his brother remains missing.

  6. Littletonian says:

    Re: Owen Hill

    Well, eloquent but hammy has worked for the GOP before – am I right, Congressman Gardner?

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