Are the Democrats Giving Up On Colorado?

Colorado’s Senate race is trending Republican, as the most recent poll, by Fox News, shows Cory Gardner leading Mark Udall by six points. Udall has run a lackluster campaign dominated by a tired, over-the-top “war on women” theme, and this morning the Denver Post, not known as a bastion of Republicanism, endorsed Gardner.

Still, the race is competitive on paper. So why has Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC just cancelled $289,000 worth of broadcast ads?

The pattern around the country is that the Democrats are retreating, pulling back from districts where they had hoped to unseat Republican incumbents and defending a dwindling universe of incumbent Democrats. Still, if the Democrats are giving up on the Colorado Senate race, things are looking worse for them than we thought.