President Barack Obama will speak in Denver’s Cheesman Park on July 9, and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), and congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff (D-CO), will not be there.
All three will be on the ballot this November and all three say “prior commitments” will prevent them from attending the event with Obama.
According to The Denver Post, Udall, Hickenlooper, and Romanoff are all three “in the fight of their political careers.”
For example, Udall’s pro-amnesty position is receiving more and more press with each passing day. And Hickenlooper’s false statements on gun control, his fumbling of questions on gun control from Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, and his admission that he would sign gun control again if given the chance, sparked a firestorm in the media in early June.
To be seen standing side-by-side in Denver with a pro-amnesty and pro-gun control President could be politically detrimental for these men. Thus CO Republican Chairman Ryan Call thinks Udall and Hickenlooper are “doing everything they can to run [from Obama].”
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