NBC’s Chuck Todd of Meet the Press said he’s spoken with multiple National Republicans on the issue of Doug Lamborn being potentially taken off the ballot for signature fraud; he said: “Not a single one is empathetic on this.” Their responses have been that Lamborn should know better as the incumbent, and, Todd states, “National republicans are using Doug Lamborn right now and what he did as an example of somebody not prepared in this tough environment” He closed saying: “The lack of empathy from National Republicans here has been astounding when it comes to Doug Lamborn.”
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I’ve talked to some national republicans about this. Not a single one is empathetic on this. He knows the rules. The rules haven’t changed. What’s interesting here is National republicans are using Doug Lamborn right now and what he did as an example of somebody not prepared in this tough environment. And it’s like, “it’s on you.”
Basically, the National party, the national Republicans are saying to these incumbent members, “Get your own act together. You want our help, we’re here to help, but get your own act together.”
They look at an inability to get this right as a reflection on an unprepared candidate caught napping. And they’re not empathetic with him at all.
And, I don’t know if he’s really going to get that much support from the national party in this challenge.
At this point, they look at it as, you know … “That’s on you. There’s not much we can do here. It’s not as if you didn’t know the rules. You’re the incumbent. You’ve run how many times in the state of Colorado?”
It’s been interesting. The lack of empathy from National Republicans here has been astounding when it comes to Doug Lamborn.