Denver eatery draws anger after Romney refusal

DENVER – The owners of a Denver restaurant have been getting death threats and angry phone calls and emails after they say they turned down a campaign visit by Mitt Romney.

Oscar Aguirre owns Rosa Linda’s Mexican Cafe with his parents. They started getting angry messages after Westword (bit.ly/VqvAVp) reported their decision Tuesday. He said some mistakenly thought they had refused to serve Romney.

In August, Aguirre says a Romney supporter requested bringing the GOP candidate to the restaurant partly because his parents are Mormon but they refused. He says they’re not partisan, would welcome a sitting president but don’t want to be a campaign stop.

A campaign spokesman told The Denver Post it only asked the restaurant to join the campaign and host occasional events and regrets the anger being directed the owners.


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