Dems to hold unity rally Thursday

In the wake of a race that saw attack ads flying and supporters of former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and Sen. Michael Bennet clashing, the Colorado Democratic Party put out a press release this morning announcing it’s hosting a unity party on the West Steps of the Capitol Building in Denver at noon on Thursday.

Both the winner of Tuesday night’s Democratic primary election for U.S. Senate, Bennet, and challenger Romanoff will stand together with Democratic leaders as the party begins to orchestrate what it hopes will be a win for Democrats in the race against Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck in November.

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine will speak at the event, along with Sen. Mark Udall, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien, State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, House Speaker Terrance Carroll, state Senate President Brandon Shaffer, Lt. Gov. candidate Joe Garcia, Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak and other notables.

Waak issued a release Tuesday night congratulating both Bennet and Romanoff on their campaigns and calling for unity moving forward.

“I would also like to congratulate Sen. Michael Bennet on his Senate primary win. Although the primary process is not always an easy one, we are confident that Michael Bennet will unite Democratic voters behind him. I’d also like to congratulate former Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who ran an aggressive campaign, and for all of his hard work. Now that the primary is behind us we will put all of our energy into electing Democrats from the top to the bottom of the ticket and ensuring a Democratic victory statewide in the general election,” Waak said.

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