Bennet loans himself $300K in final days of race
August 2, 2010
DENVER, Colorado – A Democratic senator from Colorado is opening his own wallet after his primary opponent sold his house to finance a challenge.
Sen. Michael Bennet has loaned himself $300,000 in the closing days of his primary contest against Andrew Romanoff. Romanoff sold his Denver home and cleared his personal savings to loan his campaign $325,000 in recent weeks – a last-ditch effort to try to knock off Bennet.
Romanoff’s gamble was spent on television ads attacking the incumbent. A poll taken last week by KUSA-TV and The Denver Post shows Romanoff about even with Bennet in the Aug. 10 primary.
A Bennet spokesman says the senator’s personal loan was meant to show that Bennet is willing to match Romanoff. Bennet has a wide lead in overall fundraising.