Now playing along with President Barack Obama’s TV spot supporting CD-6 Democratic candidate Morgan Carroll, here’s First Lady Michelle Obama delivering her pitch for Carroll and the rest of the Democratic ticket:
As we come down to the wire in the 2016 elections, the full-bore campaign by Democrats to put an end to incumbent GOP Rep. Mike Coffman’s long career in politics stands in marked contrast to previous elections. By this time in 2012 and 2014, national Democrats had long determined that CD-6 was not winnable and shifted their resources elsewhere.
This year, those resources are shifting in to CD-6. We have heard from reliable sources that internal polls in both camps show this race extremely close, with Carroll at a small advantage. Democratic field campaigns are running at full tilt, with their success easy to see in the lead Democrats have enjoyed in mail ballot returns up to this weekend. Even now as Republicans have finally caught up in early vote returns, Democrats are keenly hopeful in this unprecedented year that has turned the conventional wisdom in our mail-ballot state on its head. Moreover there is a sense of urgency we haven’t seen before; a real feeling among Democrats that they’re never going to get a better shot at stopping Mike Coffman.
There will be no standing down this year in CD-6, as long as there’s a single vote to bring home.