November 06, 2006

WaPo Names Beauprez Campaign Among Worst In Country

Beauprez finds himself in poor company (h/t ToTheRight):
Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.): Beauprez's poor campaign was all the more surprising for being so unexpected. The congressman was seen as a rising star within the Republican Party nationally following his back-to-back wins in the Democratic-leaning suburban Denver House district he currently represents. But he has run an uneven -- at best -- race for governor and trails former Denver district attorney Bill Ritter (D) badly in late polling. Beauprez was unable to match Ritter's fundraising and made any number of costly errors. The latest? An FBI investigation into how Beauprez obtained information from a federal database that was used as a campaign hit against Ritter. Not good.
At least the WaPo manages to put the blame where it belongs, on the campaign itself and not generic platitudes about the unpopularity of Iraq or President Bush or general anti-Republican sentiment. Beauprez has truly run a campaign comedy of errors, and even if the GOP GOTV manages to cut into the huge lead Bill Ritter enjoys in the polls, it won't make much difference come tomorrow night.


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