Leafing through GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's expenditure report, we found this item, which–to be clear–isn't by itself unusual in the least:
At the end of March, Beauprez's campaign paid GOP-aligned consultant firm Magellan Strategies $1,000 for a voter ID phone bank–a very routine service to help candidates identify likely supporters.
The funny thing is, Beauprez hired the very same Magellan Strategies who released this poll of the Colorado gubernatorial race only two weeks later, graphed via Politico:
A poll that shows Beauprez losing by fifteen points to incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. We assume this poll wasn't paid for by the Beauprez campaign, because if it had been, they would have ordered all copies shredded before it ever saw the light of day.
In 2006, Beauprez lost to Democrat Bill Ritter by a seventeen-point margin, a beatdown that has established itself in Colorado political history as one of the most lopsided defeats ever dealt to a candidate at one point considered a viable competitor. Beauprez's drilling in 2006 is a big reason why so many Republicans are unhappy to see him in the 2014 race–the only caveat being the want of a viable alternative. But needless to say, starting from fifteen points in the hole isn't what you'd call "viable" either.
As for Magellan Strategies, obviously they know the score. But they still take checks.
The question here becomes which GOP candidate can damage their party the least.
Why are you even talking about Bob Beauprez? Beauprez is irrelevant. He will not win the primary.
Exactly. Honey Badger to place, BWB to show.
HICK FTW !
. . . in a landslide!!!!!!!!
I'll ask the same question: do you like celebrating dead Americans, or only when you're defending Obama's incompetence?
Go to hell.
Do you like raising money off the bodies of dead Americans. Your side are just POS.
That is a small offense compared to Obama's foreign policy incompetence, but I agree with your that the NRCC should not advertise off of the Benghazi investigation. If the facts are right, Benghazi is going to help Republicans this November without any help.
OSAMA DETERMINED TO STRIKE IN U.S.
11/15/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
01/10/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
03/16/2003, Dick Cheney, Vice President
03/27/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary
03/30/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
05/01/2003, George W. Bush, President
Ronald Reagan: “There will be no negotiation with terrorists of any kind.”
During the Reagan administration, senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo.
Moderatus, nobody is taking your faux outrage seriously. Now if I may…
with an N !!!
Hmm. Maybe all the other consulting firms' polls found him losing by even more.