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Democratic donnybrook could jeopardize must-win Senate seat - Source Politico

Posted on May 28,2019
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An early candidate in the Colorado primary race was Andrew Romanoff, who joined the swarm of Democratic candidates looking to oust Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. | Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
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By JAMES ARKIN and BURGESS EVERETT

DENVER — Democrats are struggling to nail down A-list recruits in Senate races across the country. But here in Colorado, they have the opposite problem: A field of candidates so big that the primary is turning into a total free-for-all.

In a spectacle that resembles Wal-Mart on Black Friday — or, for that matter, the Democratic presidential primary — nearly a dozen candidates are stampeding to take on Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), probably the most vulnerable Republican incumbent on the ballot next year. Other Democrats are weighing jumping in. And there’s neither a clear front-runner nor consensus among party leaders on the best standard-bearer in the must-win race.

The swarm of candidates filled a void left by just-departed Gov. John Hickenlooper, who was courted to run for the seat but decided to jump into the even more crowded race for president instead.

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