Georgia, Connecticut, Colorado and Minnesota Primary Results – Liveblog

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 5:15 pm

We have primaries taking place in three states Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. There is also a primary runoff taking place in Georgia. There is important top ticket races happening in all four states tonight. For information about all the races to watch tonight click here.

CO, CT, GA, MN Primaries Today: Competitive Contests for Direction of Both Parties

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 12:30 pm

Tonight is one of the biggest nights remaining on the primary calendar, with primaries in Colorado, Connecticut, and Minnesota. There also is a primary runoff in Georgia. All four states feature important contests at the top spots on their ballots.

CO Sen: Challenger Romanoff Surges Ahead of Incumbent Dem Bennet

By: Monday August 2, 2010 9:42 am

A new poll shows challenger Andrew Romanoff pulling ahead for the first time over appointed Democratic Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, who has held the lead for most of the campaign. In the Republican Senate primary, Establishment choice, former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, is still trailing Tea Party favorite Ken Buck.

CO-Sen: Romanoff Releases White House Email with Job “Suggestions”

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 7:10 pm

Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff released part of an email from Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina outlining three job opportunities should Romanoff back off his primary challenge to appointed Democratic Senator Michael Bennet. Read the document here.

CO-Sen: Michael Bennet Takes Credit for Saving Health Care Reform in Pitch for Progressive Cash

By: Thursday April 1, 2010 11:49 am

In a pitch to progressives on the last day of the fundraising quarter, Michael Bennet takes full credit for the resurrection of health care reform and the passage of the reconciliation bill. Seriously.

Andrew Romanoff Live on FDL Tonight – 6pm ET

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 1:45 pm

Andrew Romanoff, who is challenging Michael Bennet in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat in Colorado, will be on FDL tonight for a chat. He’ll be talking about Bennet’s failure to introduce a public option amendment, after leading the fight for an up-or-down vote in the Senate.

Romanoff issued a challenge to Bennet last week to live up to his commitment, and was on Firedoglake earlier this week to talk about it.

Please join us tonight at 6pm and ask your questions of Andrew Romanoff.

David Sirota and Public Option Supporters Deliver Petitions to Michael Bennet’s Office

By: Wednesday March 24, 2010 7:05 pm

David Sirota, Kelly Canfield and 40-50 others delivered a petition with 35,000 signatures on it, asking Michael Bennet to keep his promise and introduce an amendment for an up-or-down vote on the public option in the Senate.

Will Michael Bennet’s Senate Seat Be the First Casualty of the Public Option?

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 9:39 am

I was on the premiere of John King USA on CNN last night, talking about the primary problems Michael Bennet now faces as he moves away from his commitment made only a month ago to an up-or-down vote on the public option in the Senate.

Romanoff issued a challenge to Bennet last Friday to honor his commitment, saying “where’s the ‘public option’ champion?” Colorado columnist and radio host David Sirota added fuel to the fire, asserting that “thanks to Romanoff’s demand, [Bennet] will have to put up or shut up. If he refuses to offer the amendment, he shows his past efforts to be kabuki theater — grandstanding for attention while refusing to actually take the steps necessary to do what he publicly claims he wants to do.”

Will Michael Bennet Weasel Out of Supporting a Public Option?

By: Monday March 22, 2010 3:59 pm

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet first circulated a letter to his colleagues in the Senate to “save the public option.” He and 23 other Senators wrote to Majority Leader Harry Reid and asked that the public option be inserted into the reconciliation package for health reform. Another two dozen Senators expressed public support for a public option if it came to a vote.

But now that Bernie Sanders has backed down on offering a public option amendment, another Senator needs to step up to the plate. After leading online activists and almost half his caucus to “save the public option,” it should be a no-brainer for Michael Bennet to show he’s a true leader and offer the public option amendment for a vote.

Unfortunately, it looks like Bennet is trying to weasel out of supporting the public option.

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