Guv helps Romanoff retire debt
Gov. John Hickenlooper has sent out an email blast asking Colordans to help retire a debt former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff's incurred in his failed 2010 bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
The Denver Democrat sold his Washington Park home to finance last-minute ads in his bid against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, and still owes about $250,000.
In the email, Hickenlooper is asking folks for $2,400 per person. Here's his plea:
I’ve known Andrew Romanoff for more than a decade and can think of few Coloradans who have given more of themselves — literally — to public service.
Andrew won national acclaim as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America. As the Speaker of the House, he forged consensus among Democrats and Republicans on issues that had long seemed intractable. When our state faced a deep recession, some people told me to jump in a lake for Referenda C and D, but Andrew convinced me to jump out of a plane!
Andrew has championed causes we care about, including affordable housing, early childhood education, and mental health care. And he is still at it, turning his considerable talent to the battle against global poverty.
Bipartisan leaders like Andrew don’t come around very often. We should let him know we appreciate all that he has done, and all he is doing, to make our world a better place.
As you may know, Andrew sold his house to finance his last campaign. That left him $250,000 in debt. Please join me in helping retire Andrew’s debt.
The maximum contribution is $2,400 per person. I am pleased to make that investment. I know Andrew will appreciate any amount you can afford.
Please click here to make a donation - http://www.andrewromanoff.com.
Andrew Romanoff has been a great friend whose public service has benefited all Coloradans.