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Politicians are making their final rounds to secure votes for Nov. 8. The Clear Creek Democrats welcomed democratic politicians to Idaho Springs for speeches at Miner Street Mall on Oct. 26.
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The “Moving Colorado Forward” bus made a stop in Idaho Springs on Oct. 26, complete with speeches from Colorado senators, politicians and special guest Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey.
Sen. Michael Bennet, Congressman Joe Neguse, Gov. Jared Polis, Secretary of State Jena Griswold and others were welcomed to the pickup truck-turned-stage in front of Tommyknocker Brewery.
Clear Creek commissioner Randy Wheelock opened the event with one of his crowd-rousing speeches, and then remarks were heard from nearly all the politicians present.
“It’s an honor to have people of this caliber come visit Idaho Springs,” said Idaho Springs Mayor Chuck Harmon.
Commissioner Wheelock was grateful for the involvement of the senators and governor in recent Clear Creek projects like the Health and Wellness Center and the Floyd Hill Project.
“(They’ve) been instrumental in bringing home funding for Floyd Hill,” Wheelock said.
Sen. Booker was on the Colorado tour to support his longtime friend, Sen. Bennet.
“He’s been my friend, may not want to admit it, but (for) about 20 years,” Booker said. “I would walk through fire for him.”
The two met when Bennet was superintendent of Denver Public Schools and Booker was a city councilperson. They stayed in touch and ended up in the senate together years later.
“When you meet someone that’s so authentic, they fulfill that idea of what it means to be a senator,” Booker said of Bennet.
Nov. 1 is the last day to mail in your ballot in Clear Creek County, and Nov. 8 is election day. More election information can be found on the county website’s notice for the general election.
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