News & Press Releases – Andrew Romanoff for US Senate

News & Press Releases

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Headed to print

Today is the day. Fifteen months after we launched our campaign, the Secretary of State will certify the primary ballot. A wide and talented field of candidates comes down to just two: Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper. The winner will likely become Colorado’s next senator. Polling shows even a generic Democrat beating Cory Gardner by double digits. So […]

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Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Fighting for their lives—and ours

“Praise is empty—even insulting—without adequate protection.” That’s how Bonnie Castillo puts it. As executive director of National Nurses United, she’s leading the fight for personal protective equipment—PPE that nurses across the country still lack. It’s outrageous that health care providers have to fight at all for the equipment they need to protect their patients and […]

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Today’s Town Hall 🌏

“The futures market is telling us no one should be drilling any wells.” That conclusion comes not from an environmental activist but from an oil company executive. And it’s not just the market telling us to stop drilling; it’s also the planet. The climate emergency—the world’s other major crisis—remains as pressing as ever. But if […]

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Monday, May 04, 2020

BREAKING: Bill McKibben Endorses Andrew

One of the world’s leading environmentalists is weighing in on Colorado’s Senate race. Bill McKibben is endorsing Andrew Romanoff. McKibben co-founded, a worldwide climate action network. He joins the Sunrise Movement, Climate Hawks, and a host of other environmental advocates in supporting our campaign. “Andrew Romanoff will fight for clean energy,” McKibben said. “And I’m willing to bet he’ll never drink […]

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Friday, May 01, 2020

This fight is essential

“The workers are being sacrificed. This could be a death sentence.” That’s what the president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said last week, as JBS prepared to reopen its meatpacking plant in Greeley. This week saw another employee—the sixth to date—die from COVID-19. We’ll discuss this crisis at today’s Virtual Town Hall, Join us […]

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

Following up

I’m writing to follow up on a message our team sent you yesterday. We’re wrapping up our budget today, and we’re asking you to chip in $5 or more before tonight’s deadline. I’d be grateful for anything you can afford. Grassroots donations like yours aren’t just part of our campaign—they’re all we have. We don’t take money from […]

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

Can you match this? ????

If you’ve been getting our emails, you know that we’re scrambling to reach our end-of-month goal. More than 800 supporters have stepped up in the last two days alone. One of our supporters just sent us a challenge we’d like to share. Marie is pledging $1,000 to our campaign if we can match that amount before […]

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Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020

Up next

Your time counts, so we’ll be brief. Our team just met, and this is clear: get on the air and we can win. Fall short and we won’t. Sounds harsh, but that’s how it works. Ads cost a lot, but they pack a punch. Here’s our plea: the month is up, and we’re still short. Will you chip […]

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Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020

Join us tonight

What does “normal” look like? Half a million families bankrupted by medical bills. Rising rates of suicide and drug addiction. A record gap between rich and poor. Millions of Americans were struggling and suffering even before the pandemic hit. Going back to normal isn’t good enough. We need leaders who understand that. That’s why this race […]

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Monday, Apr 27, 2020

RSVP Today!

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Monday, Apr 27, 2020

What if

Can you keep a secret? Good, because we’d like to share one. Nearly every Senate seat in America gets sold to the highest bidder. That’s no secret—you already knew that. But what if we broke the mold? What if a grassroots campaign like ours connected not with corporate PACs and power-brokers but with millions of […]

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Friday, Apr 24, 2020

All in

Playing politics with life-saving equipment. Musing aloud about injecting disinfectant. Taking no responsibility for “anything at all.” Is there anything Donald Trump could say or do to lose Cory Gardner’s support? Not a chance. But there is something we can do about Cory Gardner. Will you help us fire Gardner—and flip the Senate—by rushing a donation […]

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Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

Beyond repair

Americans are getting sick and dying. Doctors and nurses are risking their lives to save them. And “the private health insurance racket is winning big.” That’s how Wendell Potter describes health care in America today. Potter, an ex-Cigna vice president turned Medicare for All champion, will join me tomorrow—Friday, April 24— for a Virtual Town Hall. […]

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

Romanoff Endorsements Continue to Pile On

SENATE CANDIDATE ANDREW ROMANOFF WINS ENDORSEMENTS FROM CANDIDATE JILLIAN FREELAND, SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR TAY ANDERSON, STATE SENATOR STORY, ENGLEWOOD COUNCILMAN STONE, AND SURVEYOR BRYAN DOUGLAS DENVER, CO — U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff announces key endorsements following his win at the State Democratic Assembly. Colorado 5th Democratic Congressional candidate Jillian Freeland endorsed Romanoff at his […]

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

Pop quiz

Q: What do you have in common with Halliburton? A: You both have a stake in Colorado’s Senate election. If you follow this race, you may have seen a list of the PACs and billionaires bankrolling Andrew’s opponents. It’s a roll call of corporate wealth and power. The end of the article is equally revealing—it’s the […]

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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

Not alone

I’ve heard from thousands of Coloradans over the last two months, their lives turned upside down by the pandemic. My team and I have been connecting them with resources. The text I got yesterday troubled me the most. It came from Linda in Aurora: I reached out to Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, a team of […]

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Monday, Apr 20, 2020

What’s at stake ????

Thank you! Whether you support our campaign as a donor, a delegate or a volunteer, this victory belongs to you. Our showing on Saturday—now official at 90%—is a credit to your hard work and your generosity. If you didn’t get a chance to contribute, please keep our momentum going by chipping in $5 or more right […]

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Sunday, Apr 19, 2020


The first virtual convention in state party history just wrapped up, and … we won! Andrew led a Senate field that once spanned 21 candidates. The final vote in today’s online assembly: Romanoff, 86%; all others, 14%. This is a tough time to celebrate anything, but we wanted you to be the first to hear our good […]

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Friday, Apr 17, 2020


“A definitive moment in Andrew Romanoff’s campaign.” That’s how one Colorado news outlet described tomorrow’s state assembly. After 14 months, dozens of debates, hundreds of house parties—and several weeks of isolation—we now face our last big hurdle before the primary election. The good news: we’re poised to win. We won last month’s caucuses by almost […]

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Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

Dog whistles and bullhorns

To hear his critics tell it, Jared Polis is running a “police state” like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. These attacks come not only from right-wing radio shows but also from Republican lawmakers. House Minority Leader Patrick Neville invoked the Third Reich, accusing the Polis administration of promoting a “Gestapo-like mentality.” State Senator Jerry […]

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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020

Defying Trump

“People are fearful that they are going to be retaliated against if they ask tough questions.” That’s how one Democratic senator described the party’s reluctance to challenge Donald Trump. It’s “a problem,” the senator said. This is not just a problem—it’s a disaster. The Democrats exercised responsibility by impeaching Trump last year. But the Senate’s […]

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Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020

Another epidemic

“No. Never.” That’s the answer I got yesterday from a voter I’d asked to support me. His reason: “You have a consistent ‘F’ rating from the NRA.” I’m proud to say he was right. Gun violence receives little attention at the moment. But it’s a crisis we cannot ignore—an epidemic that kills 40,000 Americans each year. […]

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Monday, Apr 13, 2020


Political campaigns may not seem essential right now, but democracy is. That point hit home yesterday, when I received this note from a supporter in Longmont. “I’m grateful to have you running for U.S. Senate,” she wrote. “These are terrifying and uncertain times, and Colorado, as well as the rest of the nation, needs strong […]

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Thursday, Apr 09, 2020

Virtual town hall tomorrow

Half a million families bankrupted by medical bills. One-quarter of the population uninsured or underinsured. More than 35,000 lives lost as a result. America’s health care system was in crisis long before this pandemic hit. How is our system holding up now—and what lessons should we draw as we go forward? Join us for a virtual […]

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Wednesday, Apr 08, 2020

The next wave

A huge increase—nearly 900%—in emotional distress. That’s one of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Calls to the national Disaster Distress Helpline (800-985-5990) soared in March, compared to last year. Conquering COVID will take more than testing and treatment. We must equip our mental health system—already woefully underfunded—to meet the needs of a nation in crisis. I […]

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Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020

What’s next

The pandemic dwarfs every other priority. Is there any point in talking about anything else? Well, yes. We must take action to make the next pandemic—and other catastrophes—less likely. Climate action should top that list. We’ll need a Green New Deal to put millions of Americans back to work, build a clean-energy economy, and shift as […]

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Monday, Apr 06, 2020

Assembly Results

We hope you and your family are healthy and safe. We’re writing to share some news from the now-virtual campaign trail Please understand: we know the June election seems like a distant priority. But Colorado’s next senator will serve for six years—and voters will cast their ballots in little more than 60 days. That’s why […]

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Friday, Apr 03, 2020

Virtual Town Hall today at noon

Last night I received a text from a small-business owner in Colorado Springs. She’s been sheltering in place with her family for the past three weeks. Her husband of 30 years has COPD. Their five-year-old granddaughter has a compromised immune system. I asked how I might be able to help. “Catch my tears?” she said. […]

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Thursday, Apr 02, 2020

All In

“In the face of the pandemic, the only program proving capable of swift, aggressive action to address COVID-19—most recently, by providing financial relief to providers—is the federally run Medicare program.” That’s how Morning Consult helped explain a new surge in support for Medicare for All. As millions of Americans lose their jobs, most voters now favor […]

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Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020

Making a Difference

The comedian Richard Lewis likes to poke fun at his mother’s pessimism: “I get on the phone, and my mom says, ‘Hi, is everything wrong?’” We could all use some good news these days. So I’m writing first to say thank you—more than 1,200 supporters stepped up in the last 48 hours alone to help […]

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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020

Can you believe it?

First they shielded the President from impeachment. Then they defended his botched response to the pandemic. Now Mitch McConnell and Cory Gardner are blaming the administration’s failures on—you guessed it—the Democrats. Donald Trump’s refusal to accept responsibility for anything is bad enough. The Senate’s blind loyalty is downright dangerous. Will you help us flip the […]

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Monday, Mar 30, 2020

Let me be candid

This is not the letter I expected to write. Then again, nothing has gone according to plan. We’ve spent 13 months traveling across the state, won a majority of the caucuses, and captured every county assembly since then. But I’d trade all that in a heartbeat—along with the Senate seat itself—for a cure to this […]

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Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

Early returns

“We can’t let democracy die.” That’s how the chairman of the Weld County Democrats gaveled his party’s virtual assembly to order yesterday. From Greeley to Grand Junction, delegates across the state cast electronic ballots this weekend in the race to replace Cory Gardner. The early returns show an overwhelming lead for our grassroots campaign. Will […]

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Friday, Mar 27, 2020

No more

Donald Trump didn’t create the coronavirus. But his incompetence and dishonesty are killing people. The President responded to this pandemic with a familiar and fatal mix of delays and denials. The result, in part: the U.S. now has more confirmed cases than anywhere in the world. This administration left our country, by one account, “rudderless, […]

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Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Virtual Town Hall on Coronavirus

What do we know about the coronavirus? How do we protect ourselves and our families from this pandemic? Please join us at 12 pm MDT tomorrow—Friday, March 27—for a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19. A panel of specialists from Colorado Infectious Disease Associates and Western Infectious Disease Consultants will field your questions on Facebook @romanoff2020 and on Zoom. You […]

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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

Counter Mitch

We hope you and your family are safe and healthy. Can you spare a moment of your time? We know it’s difficult to focus on the election. But Mitch McConnell leaves us no choice. McConnell’s Super PAC just booked $5.5 million in TV ads for Cory Gardner. The Republicans will use those ads to disguise Gardner’s record […]

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Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020

We all go up

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” When FDR delivered his second inaugural address in 1937, he saw “one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished.” Roosevelt recognized—as we should now—that “we […]

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Tuesday, Jul 09, 2019

NEW POLL Shows Romanoff Leading the Field

DENVER, CO—The Romanoff for Colorado campaign today issued the following statement after Keating Research released the first poll of the 2020 Democratic Senate Primary, showing Andrew Romanoff leading the race.  “This confirms what we’ve heard all across the state: that a grassroots progressive champion is best positioned to win the nomination and defeat Cory Gardner,” […]

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Friday, Jun 21, 2019

Romanoff Statement on Reports of Predawn ICE Raids Sunday

AURORA, CO—U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff today released the following statement after The Washington Post reported that President Trump has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to “conduct a mass roundup of migrant families” on Sunday morning, including in Denver: “President Trump has spent the past two years demonizing immigrants and refugees, housing children in […]

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Friday, Jun 07, 2019

Romanoff to Gardner: Protect Your Constituents—Not the NRA

“Enough is enough. We need to break the gun lobby’s death grip and save lives.”U.S. Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff AURORA, CO—U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff called on Sen. Cory Gardner today to honor National Gun Violence Awareness Day by standing up to the gun lobby–and protecting his constituents instead. Romanoff, who served as the speaker […]

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Gardner, US Senate Must Protect Health Care for Americans with Preexisting Conditions From Trump Attacks

AURORA, CO— U.S. Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act, which would prevent the Trump Administration from allowing the proliferation of junk insurance plans that do not offer vital protections guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act. “After […]

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Romanoff Calls on Gardner to Support Legislation to Keep Families Together

AURORA, CO— US Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s implementation of his zero tolerance policy at the border, which separated children from their families: “On President Trump’s orders, our nation separated thousands of children—many fleeing violence—from their families at the border. One year later, our […]

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Romanoff: Barr Should Resign

AURORA, CO—US Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff today called on Attorney General William Barr to resign. “It is now clear that the attorney general deceived Congress and the American people in order to protect President Trump. He deliberately mischaracterized the special counsel’s findings not only in a press conference but also under oath before the U.S. […]

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Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019

Romanoff: Making It Harder to Apply for Asylum Is Un-American

AURORA, CO— US Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff today released the following statement after the Trump Administration proposed placing new restrictions on asylum seekers: “Our nation has a long and proud tradition of welcoming refugees. Making it harder to apply for asylum is at odds with our heritage and our values. “Coloradans deserve a senator who […]

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Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

Romanoff Calls on Gardner to Protect Coloradans’ Equal Access to the Internet

***Senate Republicans Vow to Block Vote on Net Neutrality Protections*** AURORA, CO—US Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff today released the following statement after Senate Republicans vowed to block legislation passed this morning in the US House to restore net neutrality protections: “We can’t stand by while this administration, with the help of Senate Republicans, steals our […]

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Thursday, Feb 07, 2019

Andrew Romanoff Announces Bid for U.S. Senate

Aurora, CO—Andrew Romanoff announced today he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Romanoff spent the past four years as president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. In declaring his candidacy, Romanoff vowed to lead […]

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