Bennet, Romanoff ‘race to the left’

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Democrats like to say the other party does it all the time — and their primary opponents are guilty of it, too, come to think of it.

But you’ll never catch candidates admitting they do it themselves: work so hard to appeal to primary voters that they may look like extremists in the general election.

Andrew Romanoff and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet are vying for support of ardent Democrats who will vote by Tuesday. Romanoff doesn’t just say Bennet “surrendered” on a public health-insurance option, he goes one better and says the U.S. should have a universal, single-payer government plan.

Bennet reiterates his support for the failed public option, calls for renewable-energy mandates far to the left of Republican positions, and puts firewalls around the Democratic bastion of Social Security.

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