Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Nighthorse Campbell Will Remain Neutral In 2008 Senate Race

Retired Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell won't be taking sides this election cycle in one of the toughest and most anticipated Senate battles:
"I'm kind of staying out of it because Bob is a friend of mine and so is Mark."

Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who says he's not going to endorse anyone in the expected matchup of former Congressman Bob Schaffer, a Republican, and Rep. Mark Udall, the Democrat, for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Wayne Allard. Describing Schaffer as a "straight shooter" and "man of his word," Campbell also said, "Mark Udall is the kind of guy who can vote against you 10 times and you still like him."
Given the unexpected nature of the 2008 election so far, it is not entirely clear whether or not establishment endorsements will play much of a role in bringing votes for a respective party's candidate--Colorado's Republican heavyweights couldn't help Mitt Romney, and Hillary Clinton's pledged Superdelegates aren't making life for the once "inevitable" candidate any easier.

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