Ex-Senate candidate asks for money, not place to stay

Former Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff (D) wants to make something clear — he doesn't need a place to stay.

"I don't need an air mattress, a futon, a spare bedroom or a basement," he wrote in an e-mail to his supporters Tuesday. "Neither does my dog. We (and by 'we,' I mean mostly Zorro) have gotten a lot of kind offers — which I appreciate very much — but we're not out of our house yet."

Romanoff sold his Denver home during his primary challenge to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and dumped the proceeds into his campaign. He subsequently lost his bid for the nomination and has since endorsed Bennet.

Now, Romanoff would like help from his supporters to pay off his campaign debt — which includes the $325,000 he lent the effort.

The former state House speaker invited his supporters to a "thank-you party" Aug. 26, where donations, surely, will be accepted.