What Andrew Romanoff Has in Common With a Vuvuzela

June 2010
After controversially endorsing the World Cup vuvuzela, saxophone player and former President Bill Clinton also says he approves of former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff for U.S. Senate over his primary opponent, sitting Senator Michael Bennet. "Andrew brings to this race both an extraordinary record of public service and an extraordinary capacity to lead," Clinton, still very much a patriarch to the Democratic Party, writes in a letter to Romanoff supporters (via The Washington Post). Romanoff is trailing Bennet in polls and fundraising, but a source close to Clinton tells WaPo the decision is likely tied to Romanoff's endorsement of then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2008. Bennet campaign spokesman Trevor Kincaid downplays the importance of the news, saying, "Michael certainly doesn't begrudge President Clinton the chance to thank a longtime friend." Will Clinton visit Colorado to campaign for Romanoff? That doesn't seem be in the cards. The two-page letter will be the extent of Clinton's involvement in the race, according to The Denver Post. Still, it's a glowing proclamation.