Monday, October 11, 2010

Republicans and Democrats dumping millions into Colorado’s Senate race

The Colorado Senate race appears headed to becoming one of the most expensive in terms of party spending, as both Democrats and Republicans are dumping in millions in order to pull out a victory.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has now spent more than $1.6 million in independent expenditures, according to Federal Election Commission records. The NRSC has aired three TV ads targeting Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet , the most recent of which launched Wednesday.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has spent more than $4.4 million on Bennet’s behalf this year. The DSCC has so far aired six general election TV ads against his Republican challenger, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck.

With early ballots being mailed to more than half the state this week, the push for votes is on now.

“It’s total war,” said independent Colorado pollster Floyd Ciruli. It’s gotten “pretty nasty,” he said, and with three weeks to go, “I don’t think we’ve seen the whole show here.”    - More -

1 comment:

  1. The Media is sure enjoying the ad dollars.