11/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

National GOP Pulls Out Of Colorado Senate Race

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling out of the battle for Colorado's Senate seat, yanking its ads from television stations across the state beginning next week, according to an NRSC spokesman.

That decision leaves Republican Bob Schaffer on his own to try and close what some polls show is a double digit gap in the critical closing days of the campaign for Colorado's open Senate seat.

The decision of the national Senate committees to give up on a state is traditionally taken as a dour sign for a campaign, but in this case it's muddied somewhat by the decision earlier this week of the Democratic Senate committee to pull out first a sign, Democrats said, that Schaffer was too far behind to be considered a threat.

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