Obama in Denver today; Hickenlooper and Udall strangely absent

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Colorado Springs, Colo., July 9, 2014 — The president is having a big event in Cheesman Park in Denver today, but you wouldn’t know it by the activities of Colorado’s major Democrats.

The Denver Postreports that Andrew Romanoff, John Hickenlooper and Mark Udall will all be conspicuously absent.

Both Governor Hickenlooper and Senator Udall have pointed to prior engagements, with Hickenlooper in Colorado Springs and Udall in Washington (until he arrives for his Obama fundraiser later in the day).

Both are running for re-election and both are polling even with their Republican challengers.

Andrew Romanoff, former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, will also be absent.

“Romanoff has bragged that he is on Obama’s team, but when his teammate comes to town, Romanoff is suddenly nowhere to be found,” said Coffman campaign manager Tyler Sandberg. “Romanoff can hide from the photo op, but his record of rubber stamping the Obama-Pelosi agenda is not so easily hidden.”

Romanoff is running against incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman in a district the Democrats gerrymandered in 2012 to make it more favorable to them.


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