September 16th, 2009
09:25 AM ET
13 years ago

Colorado senator gets challenge from his own party

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado already has half a dozen Republican candidates who say they'll challenge him next year when he's up for election.

Now, he has a challenger from his own party as well.

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff is expected to officially announce his bid for the Democratic Senate nomination, with a formal announcement scheduled for Pueblo this morning, followed by events later in the day in Colorado Springs and Denver.

Bennet was considered by many to be a surprise choice by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter to replace Sen. Ken Salazar, who stepped down from his seat in January to serve as President Barack Obama's Interior Secretary. Bennet, who was superintendent of the Denver public school system, will have to defend the seat next year.

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  1. Kevin in Ohio

    The democrat "House of Cards" is starting to wobble.

    September 16, 2009 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. Gary

    We need to vote out the turkeys who voted for this stimulus bill. We need candidates who are fiscally responsible (Republican, Democrat or Independent I don't care). FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY IS KEY!!!

    September 16, 2009 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Last time I checked you DON'T divide and conquer. Can someone please send the memo to some of these clueless Democraps (oops, I meant Democraps) oops again. Sometimes my so-calledParty leaders in Congress remind me of the man who won the lottery and did'nt know what to do with the ticket.

    September 16, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Gale

    Probably a lot of Democrats are going to find themselves in the same position next election. All they've done so far is petty revenge against the Republicans. I believe President Obama is trying his very best, but the party in power just wants to show the Republicans they're the top dog. So far since Democrats took over Congress our country has spiraled downward and all the blame was put on Bush. You can't change policies if you do not have the backing of your Congress, not your party. Too much corruption and greed in all politics now and I believe the American public is totally disgusted by it all.

    September 16, 2009 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. Ken

    Well the big question for all Coloradians will eventually come down to this: do they want to re-enter the red states of Dumbf–kistan by voting for birth-bagging neo-tards, or strive for more progress in the modern world as part of the United States by electing [D]s?

    September 16, 2009 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  6. Chris - Denver

    Ritter should have appointed Romanoff in the first place. Bennet isn't bad, it's just that he lacks the depth of experience and passion that Romanoff has.

    September 16, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |