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Democrats’ campaign bus tour sets stops in Denver metro area Monday

Author: Ernest Luning - October 29, 2018 - Updated: October 29, 2018

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A staffer boards the Colorado Democrats' campaign bus after a rally launching a statewide tour on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Washington Park in Denver. (Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)A staffer boards the Colorado Democrats’ campaign bus after a rally launching a statewide tour on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Washington Park in Denver. (Ernest Luning/Colorado Politics)

The Colorado Democratic Party’s big blue campaign bus is back in the Denver metro area after making more than a dozen stops across the Western Slope and in Southern Colorado.

The tour — meant to encourage voters to turn in ballots while drumming up publicity for Democratic candidates — includes six stops Monday in Denver, Broomfield and Boulder, the party announced.

The cast of candidates and liberal luminaries varies from stop to stop, though lieutenant governor nominee Dianne Primavera and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker are each scheduled to appear at all but one of the day’s stops. Other Democrats who will be riding the bus Monday include gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy.

The tour kicked off last Tuesday in Denver ahead of the final debate between Polis and Republican nominee Walker Stapleton. The next day, the bus accompanied Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to Boulder and Fort Collins for rallies.

Here’s the bus tour’s scheduled stops for Monday, Oct. 29:

 

Denver — A roundtable discussion on women’s health issues at 10 a.m. at Women in Kind, a shared office space near Park Hill.

Attendees include: Lieutenant governor nominee Dianne Primavera, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, state Reps. Leslie Herod and Faith Winter, House District 45 candidate Danielle Young-Kombo, and Dr. Stephanie Teal, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado and the former medical director of family planning for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

 

Denver — Democrats will march to a ballot drop-off and early voting location at 11:30 a.m. at Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center, 3334 Holly St.

Attendees include: Lieutenant governor nominee Dianne Primavera, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, House Speaker Crisanta Duran, University of Colorado regent at-large nominee Lesley Smith, former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy, secretary of state nominee Jena Griswold, state Sen. Rhonda Fields, and state Reps. Leslie Herod and Dominique Jackson.

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Broomfield — A get-out-the-vote canvass launch at 1 p.m. at 13813 Windom Lane.

Attendees include: Lieutenant governor nominee Dianne Primavera and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

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Boulder — An event highlighting women in business at 3 p.m. at Galvanize Boulder, 1023 Walnut St. No. 1.

Attendees include: Gov. John Hickenlooper, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis, lieutenant governor nominee Dianne Primavera, House Majority Leader KC Becker, CU regent at-large nominee Lesley Smith, secretary of state nominee Jena Griswold, former U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey, Realtor Jill Grano and Bhakti Chai founder Brook Eddy.

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Boulder — An LGBTQ women’s meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. at Under the Sun, 627 S. Broadway.

Attendees include: Gov. John Hickenlooper, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, state Rep. Leslie Herod, House District 12 nominee Sonya Jaquez Lewis, Realtor Jill Grano and Bhakti Chai founder Brook Eddy.

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Boulder —A get-out-the-vote canvass launch at 6 p.m. at the Polis campaign’s Boulder field office, 3100 Arapahoe Ave., No. 104.

Attendees include: Lieutenant governor nominee Dianne Primavera and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.