Hillary Clinton hits up Denver the same week as Donald Trump

Clinton will be at a co-working space Tuesday, June 28. The Donald will be here for a conservative gathering Friday, July 1.

Hillary Clinton hits up Denver the same week as Donald Trump

 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees for president in their respective parties, will both be in the Mile High City this week, setting up Colorado’s role as a 2016 battle ground.

Today, Clinton will stop by Galvanize, a Denver co-working space  for “entrepreneurs and startups that offers tech-focused education and training opportunities,” according to her campaign.

Clinton will tour of the facility and speak with the companies CEO “about the links between technology, education, and workforce development,” the campaign said in a statement, adding that Clinton is interested in how the United States “can build an economy that works for everyone—not just those at the top—with good jobs and a good education available in every zip code.”

“Due to space constraints, this event will be pooled for local and national media,” the campaign said.

Clinton comes to Colorado on the same day Republicans choose their nominee — in a sprawling, anyone’s-guess five-way primary — to run against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. Bennet is a Clinton superdelegate who has been talked about as a potential vice presidential pick.

Colorado has trended blue in recent statewide and presidential elections, but is seen as a bellwether and a battleground because of its nearly balanced electorate where Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters make up about a third each of general election votes.

While Clinton had a lock on Colorado’s Democratic political elite — the entire Democratic congressional delegation, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar and others supported her— the state’s Democratic voters overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders at the March 1 caucuses by a margin of 19 percent.

Related: What happens to Bernie Sanders political revolution in Colorado?

Meanwhile, Donald Trump will be in Colorado Friday for the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

Trump all but skipped Colorado during his own primary, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz racked up all available delegates at Trump’s expense. The Donald later accused Republican officials of running a rigged caucus system.

[Photo credit:DonkeyHotey via Creative Commons in Flickr]

Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.

Got a tip? Story pitch? Send us an e-mail. Follow The Colorado Independent on Twitter.



About the Author

Corey Hutchins

is a journalist in Colorado, and Columbia Journalism Review's Rocky Mountain correspondent for the United States Project. Follow him on Twitter @CoreyHutchins and email him at CoreyHutchins [at] gmail [dot] com.

2 Comments

  1. Gabriel King on said:

    Clinton is a liar, a criminal, and a terrorist. Just like Obama.

    TRUMP 2016 is the true “outsider”.

    TRUMP 2016 will not steal our welfare without our consent and give it to Muslim RapeFugee’s.

    TRUMP 2016 will not rob our Veterans and give money to Muslim RapeFugee’s.

    The WRITTEN DOCTRINES of Islam encourage rape, murder, assault, theft, and lying. Islam BY POLICY does not “integrate”, it only seeks beach heads and to dominate. They are COMMANDED by their evil God to establish a world wide caliphate and to MURDER all resistors.

    TRUMP 2016 will protect the west from the evil violent totalitarian mass rape cult of Islam… and PUT AMERICA FIRST.

    TRUMP 2016

  2. Doug Green on said:

    How sad people buy into this radical racism. Just look at the replies. Donald Trump is a disaster to the American dream. People against People, how is that making america great? First it was Mexicans, now Muslims, Asia Americans, Native Americans, African Americans but not white Americans. Sounds like a big hair bald to me of racism.

    Go Hillary! F Donald Racism Trump!

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>