By Andrea Rael, STATE BILL COLORADO
DENVER—Coloradan primary candidates are wrapping up their statewide tours and getting ready to host their victory parties. The campaign season has been tense, and polls have oscillated too much to carry a tune for anyone except maybe Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper, who is running an uncontested primary.
Republican Senatorial candidate Jane Norton is hosting her primary party at a Lone Tree Marriott Hotel that also happens to be a Purple Union member. Purple Union supports gay and lesbian marriages, and members are listed as friendly hosts of same-sex ceremonies.
Norton is not a supporter of same-sex marriage, and spokeswoman Cinnamon Watson said she was unaware of the hotel’s Purple Union membership.
“I have no idea about that or anything,” Watson said. “It’s just conveniently located.”
Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet chose a venue proclaiming green aspirations, keeping with his platform to support renewable energy initiatives. The venue uses energy efficient light bulbs and is built in part using materials from Denver demolished buildings.
American Constitutionalist candidate Tom Tancredo will not be hosting any public events Tuesday, spokesperson Leo Jankowski said.
Mile High Station
2027 West Lower Colfax
City Hall Amphitheater
Marriott Hotel in Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
Embassy Suites Hotel/Conference Center
Pinyon Pine Room
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Lodo’s Bar and Grill-Denver’s Premier Sports Bar
1946 Market Street
Stampede Mesquite Grill & Dance Emporium
2430 South Havana Street
*Tom Tancredo spokesperson Leo Jankowski says Tancredo has no public events scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 10 since he’s not in the primary.
132 West B. Street
R.S.V.P to Scott Shepard