"Not that you weren't a good employee, Mike..."
"Not that you weren't a good employee, Mike..."

Michael Bennet's old boss, Phil Anschutz, donates to his senate opponent

Ryan Frazier did the smart thing when he dumped his campaign for the U.S. Senate to challenge Rep. Ed Perlmutter in the 7th Congressional District. The Republican hierarchy has clearly lined up in support of former Lieutenant Governor Jane Norton, as evidenced by the luminaries named in her first campaign finance report. As noted by CQ Politics, they include national GOP powerhouses such as John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Charles Grassley, plus Coloradans like Bob Beauprez, who briefly considered running for Senate himself, plus one Phil Anschutz, gazillionaire.

Of course, Anschutz is a frequent donor to conservative candidates -- but he also used to employ the current senator, Michael Bennet. (Indeed, Bennet namechecked Anschutz during a recent KHOW appearance.) Apparently, Anschutz will hire Democrats. He'd just rather they not get elected.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >