Colorado 3rd Most Expensive Senate Race In U.S.

October 31, 2014 12:05 AM

Colorado 3rd Most Expensive Senate Race In U.S.
" DENVER (CBS4)- The Senate race in Colorado between Democrat incumbent Mark Udall and Republican challenger Cory Gardner is the third most expensive Senate race in the country. And it all depends on voter turnout.

According to the Center for Public Integrity, the third most expensive Senate race is in Colorado behind North Carolina and Georgia.

The center also finds the campaigns and outside groups have spent more than $40 million on airtime for nearly 60,000 broadcast TV ads, that doesn’t include cable, with Democrats outspending Republicans.

In the past week 7,000 ads have aired on average two ads every three minutes.

With the on air campaign getting intense in the final days before the election, the on the ground effort is reaching overdrive.

Udall’s plan on a final blitz of Colorado is to log more than 2,000 miles before election day Nov. 4 and rally the troops.

Udall is trailing in the polls and knows that turnout is everything now. He is facing a tough reality: Democrats are less likely to vote in midterms.

The campaign is hoping for a repeat of 2010 when Sen. Michael Bennet, also behind in the polls, pulled off an upset by 30,000 votes "

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