But, as Dick Wadhams pointed out, there’s an inverse relationship to the importance of parties in the major races and the level of infighting. As money has increasingly come from independent and out-of-state sources, the infighting among party factions with diminished clout grows.
My point was that the victory of Cory Gardner in the senate race was largely a function of major national party players joining with the local establishment to clear the field, including Tea Party factions and other local interest groups. Beating Michael Bennet will be even tougher, and the party establishment will be an essential ingredient in a successful campaign.
See AP: Ouster of Colorado GOP chairman show fissures remain
|Dick Wadhams (L) and Ryan Call (R)|