National Democrats were unsuccessful in recruiting their top Senatorial prospect to challenge incumbent Republican Cory Gardner when ex-Gov. John Hickenlooper decided to enter the presidential campaign.
At this point their two top contenders appear to be former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff who has lost races for both the US Senate and House, and ex-state Sen. Mike Johnston who finished a distant third in the 2018 gubernatorial primary.
Yesterday, reports began surfacing that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee leadership is attempting to recruit former US Attorney John Walsh, who served in the Obama Administration. Mr. Walsh confirms that he is considering the Senate campaign.
Sen. Gardner is viewed as vulnerable because of Colorado’s leftward shift in recent elections. But, the quality of challenge candidates so far may be less that what the Democrats need to unseat him.
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