Cook Report National Editor Amy Walter has said what Republicans in Nevada have learned the hard way: Nevada is a blue state.
In a piece posted Friday, Walter argues that Pennsylvania is the much better bet for the GOP in 2016. The headline on the email she sent out: "Sorry Nevada and Colorado: Pennsyvlan
In a chart linked in the column, Walter shows how Nevada has moved 6 points in a key measure of partisan voting behavior.
She writes: The Romney campaign spent $8.9M on broadcast TV in Nevada during the general election to get 46 percent of the vote. In Pennsylvania, the Romney campaign spent a paltry $2.4M and got 47 percent. In other words, Team Romney spent four times as much in Nevada as they did in Pennsylvania, to get essentially the same percentage of the vote. Now, imagine that the money invested in Pennsylvania came earlier--and more intensely.