The Associated Press is reporting that former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has dropped out of the race for Democratic National Committee Chair and will throw his support behind Howard Dean.
This comes as no surprise to us here at Colorado Pols. We've been saying for weeks that Webb wasn't getting much support from Colorado politicos, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Denver) was even going out of her way to badmouth Webb, going so far as to call him a buffoon to some of her capitol hill colleagues.
What's next for Webb? Probably nothing. His influence had been dwindling for years in Colorado, and his failure to generate any momentum in the DNC race is a clear sign that any national clout he may have once had has also faded (most of the candidates he has backed for office in Denver in the past few election cycles have been handily defeated as well).
This is also another sign that Rutt Bridges, the gubernatorial might-be who helped fund Webb's DNC run, should reconsider the advice of some of his advisors. Webb was never going to win this race, and he can't do much to help Bridges in Colorado now or in the future.