3 Dem-Backed Candidates Defeated in Colorado GOP Primaries

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    The Facts

    • Three GOP candidates in Colorado, backed by funding from Democratic campaign groups, were defeated in Tuesday's primaries.

    • Rep. Ron Hanks lost his primary for a US Senate seat to Joe O'Dea, Tina Peters lost her bid for Colorado secretary of state to Pam Anderson, and Greg Lopez lost to Heidi Ganahl.

    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    A red wave this fall is very likely, which is why Democrats are terrified of moderate Republicans running against their incumbents. They're so scared, in fact, that they are funding GOP candidates they believe would be easier to beat in the fall midterms. The Democrats are on the ropes right now, and they know it.

    Democratic narrative

    Despite what the "professional" pollsters say, the Democrats could absolutely win back a Senate majority and even pick up more House seats in November. With Roe v. Wade overturned and the GOP as arrogant as ever, Democrats will likely turn out in droves, and turnout is what wins elections.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 74% chance that Republicans will win both the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

    Political split



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