Republicans could be looking at one of the worst losses in the GOP’s history this upcoming election, according to Republican pollster David Flaherty.
Flaherty is predicting “historic” losses for his party this Election Day, especially in the state of Colorado. He insists that “there is no reason for either side to put another dime into this state. It’s over. It is undeniable. The train wreck and implosion of the president will bring a historic number of other Republican candidates down, and if you don’t believe that then you have your head in the sand.”
According to a Denver Post review of campaign finance filings through Wednesday, GOP Sen. Cory Gardner led the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which spent $145,000 in Colorado in the first half of October.
In comparison, the National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $3.2 million in Iowa, $3.2 million in Michigan, $2.2 million in Montana, $2.2 million in Maine, and $1.7 million in Arizona.
Flaherty noted that Republicans are focusing on retaining red-leaning states instead of focusing on battlegrounds.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Flaherty. “Republicans are trying to defend South Carolina, Georgia, arguably Texas, Kansas, and that is 100% due to the president’s failures as a candidate, on addressing COVID, and on a number of issues. That’s why the Republicans really have their backs up against the wall.”
“My perception is that Cory [U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner] and his allies have together bought a huge amount of television time. At some point, does another $100,000 make any difference? I’m not sure it does,” said Dick Wadhams, a former Colorado Republican Party chair who has managed successful U.S. Senate campaigns.
“Cory’s problem is not that he does not have enough money in his account or that there’s not enough spending on that side. Cory’s biggest problem right now is the national political environment, and that has been driven by President Trump’s numbers against Joe Biden,” Wadhams said. “I’m not sure any money can offset that right now.”