ramage wrote: Denver Post 10/15/2019
“It’s time to stop censoring”: Senate candidates frustrated with Colorado Democratic Party rules
Candidates are not allowed to talk about each other, livestream or record at forums organized by the state party
"In interviews this week, six of the eight candidates who attended the Pueblo forum criticized those rules. Michelle Ferrigno Warren defended them. John Hickenlooper sent a brief statement through a spokesperson and declined to be interviewed.
“It’s a very pleasant fiction to suggest we’re not running against each other. Clearly one of us will emerge from this contest and take on Cory Gardner,” said Andrew Romanoff, adding, “The rules are silly and largely unenforceable.”
“I strongly prefer debates!” Trish Zornio emailed.
“I think (the rules) are a bit stringent,” said state Sen. Angela Williams, “because we don’t have the opportunity to compare and contrast our views and our policies so that the audience and the people of Colorado can get to know the candidates.”
Hickenlooper moves to solidify his position in the democrat primary. Control of the rules by which the others can campaign.