Andrew Romanoff sure looking like a senatorial candidate

Former Colorado House speaker Andrew Romanoff hasn't officially announced his intention to challenge Bill Ritter appointee/fellow Democrat Michael Bennet in the 2010 race for the U.S. Senate. But the mere prospect that he may do so has prompted national media coverage -- and his activities this weekend will only fuel speculation about when, not if, he'll formalize his interest. As documented in's coverage of a well-attended Labor Day picnic, both Bennet and Romanoff showed up to make nice with members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, which co-sponsored the event. No reports have surfaced about the pair fighting over the cutest babies to kiss -- but such scraps could be right around the corner.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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