NRSC to bail on Sweatshop Bob Shaffer

The Atlantic reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is bailing out of Colorado next week. The U.S. Senate race has five-term Democratic Congressman Mark Udall vying against oil industry crony “Sweatshop Bob” Shaffer for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Wayne Allard.

NRSC has pumped millions of dollars into anti-Udall advertising in the hope of hanging onto this Senate seat for the Republicans. Result: Udall leads in recent polls by a margin of 54-40, the widest margin of the entire race, AFAIK.

NRSC’s withdrawal sounds the death knell for Shaffer, unless his campaign can find some evil 527 to step in at the eleventh hour and run a much more effective smear campaign than NRSC ever did. NRSC is now limiting its assistance to Roger Wicker (Miss.), Norm Coleman (Minn.) and John Sununu (N.H.).

H/T – Colorado Pols

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