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October 22, 2008

Republicans Out Of Musgrave Seat, Too

Last week, Republicans were forced to make difficult financial decisions that impacted several of their top challengers. Today, those hard choices are impacting incumbents.

Multiple sources with knowledge of GOP spending decisions tell The Scorecard the National Republican Congressional Committee has pulled ad money from Colorado's Fourth Congressional District, where Rep. Marilyn Musgrave faces a difficult race for a fourth term.

The NRCC has already invested just over $800,000 on Musgrave's behalf, including a $376,000 media buy this week, according to FEC reports filed Monday. Those ads will continue to run, leaving Musgrave without GOP backing for the final week before Election Day.

The DCCC has spent about $775,000 on behalf of ex-congressional aide Betsy Markey, and outside groups like Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund and EMILY's List have run a whopping $1.15 million in ads of their own slamming Musgrave.