Romanoff Sells House to Fund Colorado Race
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 10:32 am
With exactly two weeks left before the Colorado state primary, Democratic insurgent challenger and former Speaker of the House in Colorado, Andrew Romanoff, has officially gone all-in … by selling his house:
He’ll put the proceeds and cash from savings into his bid to unseat Sen. Michael Bennet in the Aug. 10 primary, a bid severely lagging Bennet’s $7.5 million fundraising total. While political observers said they considered the loan a desperate move in an underfunded campaign, Romanoff described the move with the mixture of defiance and humor that has marked his underdog effort.
“I’m never home anyway,” said Romanoff, who has lived in Washington Park since the late 1990s. “Plenty of Americans are taking a lot bigger hit than me. I spend a lot of hours asking other people to do the same.”
Romanoff is facing an uphill battle against incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.). He trails heavily in fundraising and also down by over 10 points in most polls. He did, however, manage to snag an endorsement from former President Bill Clinton, who endorsed Romanoff in spite of the White House’s support for Bennet.
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