CO-Sen: President v. President in the Dem primary

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 30-06-2010-05-2008

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In the first primary to split the current administration and the former Democratic administration, Bill Clinton makes an endorsement.

Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Democratic grassroots underdog Senate hopeful Andrew Romanoff Tuesday, calling Colorado a better place because of his leadership in the state house.

In a letter that surprised politicos nationwide, Clinton outlined Romanoff’s state legislative accomplishments, including putting together an economic recovery plan and passing the largest investment into school construction in the state’s history. Romanoff is running against Democrat incumbent and White House pick Michael Bennet….

“Andrew brings to this race both an extraordinary record of public service and an extraordinary capacity to lead,” the two page letter reads. “I believe that those assets, as well as his deep commitment to Colorado, give him the best chance to hold this seat in November.”

The article goes on to point out that Romanoff endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Presidential primary, while Bennet endorsed Obama. According to Clinton’s spokesman, Clinton has known Romanoff “since 1992 when he met him at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.”

The “grassroots underdog” description of Romanoff, given he’s capable of getting the endorsement of a former President along with his tenure in the state legislature, is perhaps stretching a bit. A Clinton source told TPM that “the email . . .  is likely to be the only campaign effort on Romanoff’s behalf. Clinton will not appear at any Romanoff campaign rallies.”


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