“I think that probably does fire up their base, but you cannot win an election in Colorado with the Republican base alone,” said Colorado Democratic Party chairwoman Morgan Carroll.
If Rep. Mike Coffman survives this election, "it’s kind of hard to imagine him ever being really seriously challenged again" one Republican strategist said.
Coloradans are seeing far fewer presidential ads, lopsided U.S. Senate advertising and fewer outside groups getting involved.
See where congressional candidates Republican incumbent Mike Coffman, Democrat Morgan Carroll and Libertarian Norm Olsen stand on a range of issues.
At a cost of $30 million, Colorado TV viewers can expect to see more than 83,000 political ads consuming nearly 29 days worth of airtime in October.
The DCCC and House Majority PAC have set aside $6 million in air time this fall, while the National Republican Congressional Committee has reserved $4.9 million.