Friday, May 28, 2010

From the campaign trail of four white guys

Posted By on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 1:54 PM

With the Aug. 10 primary just 10 weeks away, Democrats seeking the U.S. Senate seat are pounding the pavement, while the two major parties' nominees for Attorney General prepare to face off in a debate.

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Michael Bennet's campaign announced today that his supporters collected signatures from more than 20,000 voters in case he didn't make the ballot at the Democratic state assembly last weekend. He made the ballot with 40 percent of the vote, but the campaign says the outreach for signatures drew in volunteers and contributions.

During the month-long, statewide operation, Bennet's team spoke with more than 150,000 Democrats, Republicans and Independents, laying a strong foundation for the Democratic primary in August and the general election in November, the campaign said in a press release. "This was a unique strategy that succeeded in expanding the universe of Coloradans who have had peer-to-peer discussions about Michael Bennet and have heard about his commitment to our state," the press release said.

Meanwhile, his primary opponent, former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who captured 60 percent of the delegates at the assembly, launched a tour across the state that will hit seven cities in its first leg.

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"The road to Washington ought to lead from Main Street, not from Wall Street," Romanoff said in a press release. "My campaign and my career are focused on and fueled by the people of Colorado."

Romanoff's schedule for Tuesday:
9:45 a.m. - Neck-Lace-4-Life, a group of Louisville and Lafayette woman with a growing knitting organization that gives 100% of their profit to Cancer research, 2550 Sweetwater Circle, Lafayette.
10:30 a.m. - pARTiculars, a thriving community of more than 30 local artists that provide art classes and sell their work, 401 South Public Road, Lafayette.
12:30 p.m. - Lunch with members of the Boulder Independent Business Alliance, a grassroots collaborative organization of locally owned independent businesses in Boulder County.
2 p.m. - Grounds to Ground, a small company working out of a Boulder garage that buys fair-trade coffee beans in bulk, roasts the coffee beans for his clients to order, delivers the coffee and then picks up and composts the coffee grounds, 4090 Carlock Dr. Boulder.
7 p.m. - Grand Opening Boulder Office, 2520 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder.


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Meanwhile, Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, and Democratic candidate Stan Garnett will debate at 6 p.m. Tuesday in The Forum at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Moderator is Aaron Harber, host of Colorado Election 2010. The debate is being recorded for later broadcast during the campaign season. Go here for more.

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