Friday, July 16, 2010

Colorado's Democratic Primary – battle of the “ivy leaguers”

The Democratic primary for U.S. Senate is a highly visible race in Colorado, and has gained national attention as well. President Obama is supporting incumbent Senator Michael Bennet. And, recently, things were stirred up a bit when former President Bill Clinton threw his support behind Andrew Romanoff.

Perhaps because Romanoff is touting his experience in the Colorado legislature, and highlighting the fact that Bennet has never run for elected office, there seems to be an impression that Romanoff is a native Coloradoan and Bennet is a recent transplant. But, both of those assumptions are incorrect.

It turns out that both Democrats are transplants, and Ivy Leaguers, as well.

Romanoff, 43, grew up in Ohio. He got his undergraduate degree in journalism from Yale in 1989, and obtained a master's in public policy from Harvard in 1993, after which he moved to Colorado.

Bennet, 45, grew up in Washington, D.C. His undergraduate degree is in history from Wesleyan University, and he graduated from Yale Law School. He moved to Colorado in 1997. More -

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