Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Michael Bennet, Andrew Romanoff face off for the first time tonight

Before Michael Bennet's fundraiser with President Barack Obama on Thursday afternoon, the incumbent senator has another important date: He and Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff will meet for their first debate at 8 p.m. tonight.

The faceoff at St. Cajetan's on the Auraria campus (it's sponsored by Denver Young Democrats) should draw a big crowd, since this is the first debate since Romanoff declared he was going after Bennet's seat, and the last before the caucuses a month from now.

Advance tickets are already sold out, but according to the Denver Young Democrats, "a limited number of general admission tickets will also be available at the door with the request of a suggested donation of $15."

Line up early.

Get more details at or on Romanoff's web site. Not, however, on Bennet's campaign site, which touts the Obama visit on the home page, but (as far as I can determine) doesn't include this Denver debate anywhere.

Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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