But if it is true, maybe there's a connection with this fundraising email sent out very recently from the Mark Udall campaign:
The bad news: Bob Schaffer's report revealed he has stockpiled a huge sum of money -- nearly $3 million -- for use in the final weeks before Election Day. That's a far higher "cash-on-hand" figure than we reported, an alarming advantage we must act to remedy right now.Mark Udall is telling his supporters that his opponent Bob Schaffer has an "alarming advantage." Meanwhile, we're supposed to believe the PR of "state Democratic sources" that Udall "is comfortably ahead."
So we've set an urgent internet fundraising goal of $250,000 -- which we absolutely need to reach to close the money gap before Election Day. Please contribute whatever you can afford towards this final effort.
So we're left with two choices. Either:
- Democratic leaders are lying to the Denver Post and its readers in an attempt to create a self-fulfilling prophecy, OR
- Mark Udall is lying to his supporters to wring money out of them that he doesn't need