Romanoff Kicks Off!

Former Secretary of Interior (and former Colorado Senator) Ken Salazar congratulating Andrew Romanoff on his campaign kickoff.

Andrew Romanoff officially kicked of his Congressional bid last week in Aurora.

More than 500 enthusiastic supporters, including State Rep. Rhonda Fields and Hon. Ken Salazar, gathered at Dora’s Mexican Restaurant in Aurora for the official launch, because what better way to launch a campaign than with delicious Mexican food?

The race for Colorado’s 6th district will be one of the most-watched races nationally, as it is one of the few congressional seats in the country with a chance of flipping parties. Andrew Romanoff — energetic, committed, and charismatic — has been a strong fundraiser, bringing in about $2 million in 2013, and edging out his opponent in cash on hand.

Andrew Romanoff at Kick Off

Andrew Romanoff speaking at his campaign kickoff.

With a national approval rating of 12%, the Republican incumbent in a Republican-controlled Congress looks vulnerable, and all eyes will be on this race.

Read more: Mike Coffman, Andrew Romanoff begin battle for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District – The Denver Post

Andrew Romanoff launches campaign for CD6

Andrew Romanoff launches campaign for CD6

Andrew Romanoff won election to four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, including two terms as Speaker of the House. He earned national acclaim as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America.

Andrew Romanoff has launched his campaign for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, and it’s already received a lot of positive attention. It’s been less just over a week since he declared his candidacy for Congress, and he has received enthusiastic support throughout the 6th District and across the state. More than 500 Coloradans have already joined the campaign. In addition, twenty-one current and former legislators in Adams and Arapahoe counties recently endorsed Andrew, a group that includes every Democrat now representing the district.

Andrew is running because, as he says, “What we need, now more than ever, are men and women committed to solving problems, not just pointing fingers or picking fights. We need new leadership in the House of Representatives. And we need new leadership in Congressional District 6.”

Some press on the great energy of the announcement:

About Andrew
Andrew Romanoff won election to four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives, including two terms as Speaker of the House. He earned national acclaim as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America.

Romanoff led the fight to pass an Economic Recovery Plan and steer Colorado out of a deep recession. He brought Democrats and Republicans together to repair our state’s crumbling schools. He authored laws to protect the victims of domestic violence, provide treatment for mental illness, expand the supply of affordable housing, and shield children and seniors from neglect and abuse.

Romanoff has devoted much of his career to teaching, from rural high schools in Central America to the Community College of Aurora. A post at the Southern Poverty Law Center fueled a lifelong commitment to civil rights. He also served on the board of the Center for Women’s Employment and Education, a job-training agency for low-income women.

Learn more about Andrew and his campaign at at www.andrewromanoff.com, and follow along on Twitter and Facebook.