Colorado GOP has no plans for Dem-style unity rally

Colorado Republicans have traditionally held a post-primary unity rally like the one the Democrats threw at the state capitol in Denver Thursday.

But nothing was organized in the wake of the bitter Senate primary between Ken Buck and Jane Norton. "We don't have anything [planned] at the moment, but we will," said Chelsey Penoyer, a spokeswoman for the Republican Party of Colorado. "We just didn't get ours planned in the timing [the Democrats] did."

Penoyer said there are no unity events scheduled for the immediate future. A spokeswoman for Norton, who lost on Tuesday to Buck, declined to comment about plans for a unity event.

It's not only the tough Senate contest that's caused problems for the Colorado GOP. The party also played host to a chaotic gubernatorial primary this cycle.

Meanwhile, Colorado's top Democrats had nothing but kind words to say about each other Thursday.

"Andrew's legacy within the Democratic Party runs deep and will only continue on in the years to come," Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) said about his former primary rival. "He is a man who has given his time and talents to this state, its people and our party, and Colorado is a better place for having Andrew as a leader."

Romanoff asked his supporters to "to throw your support fully and unequivocally behind Michael Bennet for the United States Senate."