Appointed Colorado Senator Bennet Looks Wobbly
10:49 AM, Apr 27, 2009 • By GARY ANDRES
Several data points suggest appointed Colorado senator Michael Bennet is headed for some rough political sledding as he approaches his first statewide election next year. Bennet was appointed by the state's Democratic governor to fill the seat vacated when President Obama picked Colorado senator Ken Salazar for his cabinet.
First there was this news report that only 10 people turned out to one of his recent events in the state.
Next, Public Policy Polling (Democratic firm) released the results of this survey saying Bennet is not off to a great start when it comes to voter support.
Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com agrees Bennet is a bit shaky.
He wrote this recently on his website, handicapping the Senate election environment:
Republican electoral strategist Jim Ellis, who writes for Prism Information Network, reached a similar conclusion in an email he sent out last week.
Given recent political trends in the state, and depending on whom Republicans nominate, Colorado could become one of the most competitive Senate races in 2010.