Colorado Senate candidate sells home and loans money to his campaign

Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff has sold his Colorado home and loaned his campaign $325,000, according to the Denver Post.

Romanoff will use the funds to try to defeat Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetMcAuliffe: I wouldn't want a 'caretaker' in Kaine's Senate seat Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Bacteria found ahead of Olympics underscores need for congressional action for new antibiotics MORE (D-Colo.) in the Aug. 10 Democratic primary.

The former state House Speaker is lagging in the fundraising race, despite having former President Clinton send out an e-mail pitch. Romanoff had raised $1.6 million and had $464,000 in cash on hand at the end of the second quarter, according to fundraising reports.

Bennet had raised almost $7.5 million and had about $2.5 million cash on hand.

Romanoff made light of the fact he had to sell his house, telling the paper: “I’m never home anyway.”

A June Denver Post/Survey USA poll had Bennet leading Romanoff by 17 points.

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