Donald Trump trashes “stupid” GOP candidate Joe O’Dea in Colorado


Former President Trump. Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Former President Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet in Colorado’s midterm elections. Until now.

Driving the news: He took to social media Monday to trash Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea, labeling him a “Republican in name only,” and urging followers not to support the contender.

  • “MAGA doesn’t vote for stupid people with big mouths,” Trump posted on Truth Social.

Why it matters: The race is one of the most-watched in the nation and Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s re-election could help determine which major party controls the U.S. Senate.

  • But Republicans can’t win in blue-tilting Colorado — where Democrats hold a 3-percentage point, or 125,000 voter, registration advantage — without a unified base and support from a significant number of unaffiliated…

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