Bad news for Senator Udall. As reported in The Hill, a big-time, high-profile, hero to Colorado is backing his opponent, Rep. Gardner. It isn’t the money. Another five grand, more or less, won’t swing the election. What is ominous for the Udall operation is the identity of the donor.
He is a winner, who doesn’t seem to know anything else.
That would be John Elway. Who won two Super Bowls as quarterback of the Denver Broncos. And, upon retirement, moved into the front office where he signed Peyton Manning who took them to another and has them on track for a return date, this year in Dallas.
If Elway’s money comes with some of his aura, then it is a done deal.
There is a lot of discouraging news for Republicans in The Hill’s story. All the usual Hollywood types sending money out to all the usual candidates. But there is exquisite consolation for Republicans in Elway’s contribution. Ben Affleck might get to play Batman in the movies.
But John Elway gets to play John Elway in real life.