August 10th, 2010
08:39 AM ET
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High-level backing, wrestling candidate highlight Tuesday primaries

 Primaries will be held in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota on Tuesday.
Primaries will be held in Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota on Tuesday.

Denver, Colorado (CNN) - President Obama and former President Bill Clinton are on opposite sides of a divisive Democratic Senate primary and a former pro-wrestling executive could take a big step toward winning election to the Senate - those are just two of the storylines as Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia and Minnesota hold primary contests Tuesday.

In Colorado, incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet is battling for his political life as he faces a primary challenge from former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff. Bennet was plucked out of political obscurity early last year when Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter named him to replace then-Sen. Ken Salazar, who stepped down to serve as interior secretary in the Obama administration. Bennet was superintendent of the Denver school system at the time.

As sitting senator, Bennet has the backing and help of the national party and the White House. Obama headlined a fundraiser for Bennet in Colorado early this year and last month he recorded a robocall and sent out an e-mail in support of the senator.

But Romanoff has his own big-name endorsement. Earlier this summer Clinton announced he was backing Romanoff, whom he's known since 1992. Romanoff also supported Hillary Clinton's 2008 Democratic presidential bid. Clinton's voice appears on a robocall urging Colorado Democrats to vote for Romanoff.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. diridi

    just know that this great nation has been torn into pieces and totally and morally bankrupt by GOP thugs...so vote any dog of Democrats...it will be happy, and we are recuperating...health care passed, financial reform passed, they need to pass Energy and Climate reform and immigration....too....we will be good, be optimistic....god bless you and America...

    August 10, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. Gil

    McMahon will spend only $50 million of her own money to try to buy the election? Typcial rich repuglican talk! We don't need these hypocrites again in government!

    August 10, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  3. former pro-wrestling executive could take a big step toward winning election to the Senate

    please let this be a joke, no more Jesse the Body Venturas; please

    the end is near, get right with yourselves, atone for your sins, this is a sign

    August 10, 2010 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  4. Can't we all just get along?

    Hey, everybody in Georgia - vote DEMOCRAT! We can't allow the current republicans running for office actually win an election. Sheesh. Okay, Roy Barnes is no prize either, but look at who he's running against. Roy is DEFINITELY the better choice for Georgia.

    August 10, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  5. Malt

    Let's vote in fiscal responsibility. Experts said (in 2008) that the recession would have ended in the 3rd or 4th quarters of 2009 WITHOUT OBAMA's CRAZY 'STIMULUS' –which still hasn't been spent.

    The stimulus was to 'save the jobs of teachers, policemen and firefighters.' Now Pelosi is asking for 26B more to do those same things–even though we have $421B left in the president's democratic slush fun (stimulus).

    Vote out the spenders and crooks and vote in honest representatives (from both parties).

    August 10, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |