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Vote for Romanoff

Dear Editor:

Before casting your vote in the Aug. 10 Democratic primary I urge you to visit andrewromanoff.com to learn of his past accomplishments and his vision for Colorado and the country.

While Colorado Speaker of the House, he was able to reach across the aisle to then Gov. Owens to author Referendum C, which took the Tabor stranglehold off of the state, saving the state from bankruptcy. Throughout his four terms in congress, he traveled throughout the state, making himself available to listen to and work extensively for the needs of the diverse populace in Colorado.

In this election Andrew Romanoff is the only candidate not taking any Corporate PAC money, making him accountable solely to the people of Colorado.

Michael Bennet, Ritter’s politically appointed Senator, speaks of his political inexperience and desire to “clean up Washington.” Although he’s never been elected to any office and his voting record in his short time in the Senate is not very extensive, I find myself wondering what he really stands for.

While on the Senate Banking Committee, he’s accepted more than $6 million from the banking community (in the top 10 of campaign contributions from Wall Street) and has consistently voted in favor of them. One of these votes I question is the cram- down bill. After bailing out Wall Street the Senate proposed a bill that would have made banks try to negotiate a contract with people whose primary homes were in foreclosure (Colorado having the seventh highest foreclosure rate). In spring of 2009, Bennet voted against the “cram-down bill,” effectively negating Mark Udall’s yea vote.

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In this election I ask you to vote for the most electable man with the biggest ties to and most knowledge of Colorado, not the one with the most money. Let’s try real change with Andrew Romanoff!

Mary Robertson

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