Sen. Cory Gardner (R), possibly the most vulnerable Republican Senator standing for election in 2020 because of his state’s recent leftward electoral lurch, has drawn a second Democratic challenger. Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff filed a 2020 US Senate campaign committee late last week, indicating that he intends to become a candidate. Previously, the executive director of the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, Lorena Garcia, announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination.
Mr. Romanoff served four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, leaving the legislature after the 2008 election. He ran unsuccessfully for US Senate in 2010, losing the party nomination to appointed Sen. Michael Bennet (D). In 2014, Mr. Romanoff challenged Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora), but lost to him in the general election.
Others, such as Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Golden), former state Treasurer and ex-gubernatorial candidate Cary Kennedy, and ex-state Senator and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston are all viewed as possible Democratic Senatorial candidates.
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