Andrew Romanoff, who needed to show grassroots support, won the caucus against U.S. Senator Michael Bennet. Romanoff, with little campaign financing, had more than half the caucus attendees, as shown in precinct straw polls conducted around the state.
Bennet, with millions in the bank, spent profusely on direct mail and get-out-the-vote robocalls. Most of the top leadership of the party, including the president, endorsed him. President Obama even visited the state in February to assist him. But, in his first election outing lost.
Romanoff must now translate the caucus support into more financing and momentum for the August 10 primary.
(See articles in Denver Post, Roll Call and National Journal)