Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Darryl Glenn Wins Convention Spot, But Losing in Race With Michael Bennet

In the latest Colorado statewide polling, Darryl Glenn is losing to incumbent Senator Michael Bennet by an average of 15 percentage points.

In the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll (July 5-10), Bennet has a 53 percent to 38 percent lead over Glenn (15 points), the same as in the recent Fox News poll (July 9-12).

Glenn was given a Monday night speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. He is being treated the same as most party senate candidates; that is, offered speaking slots to help with visibility. The speech may be seen by only a few Colorado voters, but it does give him an opportunity for some high-profile networking.

The convention is a huge moving encounter of donors, Super PAC executives and political consultants who can direct millions of dollars toward a candidate. In fact, it was a Washington D.C. conservative Super PAC that pumped hundreds of thousands into Glenn’s campaign at the end and helped him win the five-person primary race. And, he needs new money. Along with the polls, Glenn is behind more than 10-to-1 in fundraising with Bennet, who has $6 million cash on hand for the campaign.

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