(FreedomBeacon.com)- In Colorado’s June Senate primary, a Super PAC connected to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York spent more than $4 million unsuccessfully endorsing a right-wing candidate.
Democratic Colorado was funded only by Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a single-candidate Super PAC created four weeks before the primary. According to Democratic Colorado’s July Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing, SMP contributed approximately $4.1 million to the organization between June 3 and 24, and the organization formally disbanded on July 15.
Democratic Colorado produced advertisements claiming that state senator Ron Hanks wants to outlaw all abortions and was named one of the most extreme members in the state House.
Hanks, a state legislator serving his first term, also marched to the Capitol during the disturbance that accompanied former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Ellipse on January 6.
Hanks suffered a nine-point defeat to self-described “Republican Joe Manchin,” businessman Joe O’Dea.
SMP quickly said that O’Dea would be too right-wing for the state despite Democratic Colorado running commercials in the primary indicating that O’Dea backed “Biden’s $1.2 trillion spending program” and noting prior donations to Democrats.
Joe O’Dea spent the majority of his primary campaign racing far to the right of Colorado voters while avoiding controversial issues, but he is unable to escape his lengthy history of harming employees and claiming one thing while doing another. One thing is sure: he would serve just as a rubber stamp for the destructive goal of Senate Republicans to further curtail abortion rights and undermine Medicare and Social Security.
According to Senate Majority PAC President JB Poersch, O’Dea is not who he claims to be and cannot be trusted to defend Colorado principles.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) declared on June 20 that it would file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) accusing Democratic Colorado of breaking disclosure laws. According to NRSC chairman Rick Scott, Democratic Colorado did not properly disclose its funders and vendors and failed to mark mailers with a legally necessary disclaimer.