Obama to stump for Bennet in Colorado
DENVER – The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will visit Colorado in February to attend an event with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.
White House spokesman Adam Abrams said Thursday that the details are still being worked out.
Craig Hughes, Bennet’s campaign manager, says Obama will be in Colorado to campaign for the senator, who is running for election. A date hasn’t been set.
Bennet was appointed by fellow Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter to the Senate last year to complete Ken Salazar’s term. Obama appointed Salazar as Interior secretary.
Bennet faces former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the primary. Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton and Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck are among at least a half dozen Republican candidates.
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