With just five weeks remaining until Colorado voters start to receive primary ballots in the mail, candidate endorsements are falling as thick as crabapple blossoms on a blustery spring day. Here are some of the endorsements that have been announced over the past week:
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the California Democrat high on lists of possible 2020 presidential candidates, is backing Joe Neguse, one of two Democrats running for the open 2nd Congressional District seat.
State Rep. Paul Rosenthal could lose his spot on the June primary ballot if Saturday’s county assembly results hold, but the Denver Democrat says he plans to persuade delegates over the next two weeks to send him back for a fourth term.
The culture of sexual harassment pervading Hollywood and the U.S. Congress is now — finally — starting to get the attention it deserves. And the challenges women face when confronted with harassment and assault are starting to get the attention they deserve as well. When women object to mistreatment or file complaints, their grievances are often widely dismissed by their peers and supervisors; they face hostility for "rocking the boat," and they often face severe professional and personal repercussions.
The dominance of west Denver Democratic legislators in the State Capitol will be over at the end of the 2018 session. In the House chamber, Speaker Crisanta Duran, HD-05, and Rep. Dan Pabon, HD-04, are both term limited.
I'LL SEE YOUR BERNIE AND RAISE A JOYCE FOSTER ... The battle of the bold-faced names is on in the House District 9 Democratic primary, where three-term incumbent state Rep. Paul Rosenthal is facing two candidates seeking to dislodge him from the southeast Denver seat.
Less than a week had passed since Bernie Sanders — yes, that Bernie Sanders — endorsed Rosenthal challenger Emily Sirota when Rosenthal rolled out a Bernie endorsement of his own from Bernie Steinberg — yes, that Bernie Steinberg — to counter it.