Michael Bennet Gets Some Small Redemption from SEIU Endorsement

A good reminder that not only is Big Labor anything but monolithic but also that the Democrats potentially face a very competitive primary for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed the Appointed One, Michael Bennet.

While rival Andrew Romanoff has won backing from the Teamsters and UFCW, Bennet at least finally has gained something for putting his neck out to try to ram Obama Care through Congress.

Interestingly, The Atlantic (edited by Michael Bennet’s brother) reports the same story about the SEIU endorsement and then selectively notes:

Bennet is considered vulnerable, but his race rates behind Indiana, Arkansas, Delaware, and Nevada as threats to Democrats’ edge in the Senate. He currently trails Republican challenger Ken Buck by a slim margin….

Bennet polls better than Romanoff against various GOP challengers, meaning a Bennet win in the August primary would give Democrats a better shot at retaining his seat.

Uh, really? No mention of any polling matchups with the advertised Republican frontrunner Jane Norton? The candidate who trails by 14 points “would give Democrats a better shot” than the candidate who trails by 7? At least Romanoff supporters know one source they can view with a skeptical eye.

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