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Obama endorses 13 Colorado Democrats ahead of midterms

DENVER — Former President Barack Obama has endorsed 13 Colorado Democrats ahead of the November election.

The 44th president revealed the announced on social media Tuesday — as part of a nationwide effort to support Democrats.

Obama’s selection includes candidates Jared Polis (governor) Dianne Primavera (lieutenant governor) Phil Weiser (attorney general) Jenna Griswold (secretarty of state)  Tammy Story (State Senate) Faith Winter (State Senate) Jessie Danielson (State Senate) Brittany Pettersen (State Senate) Dylan Roberts (State House)  Dafna Michaelson Jenet (State House) Shannon  Bird (State House) Rochelle Galindo (State House) and Julie McCluskie (State House)

Obama’s endorsement focuses on statewide candidates such as Polis, but it also devotes attention to Democratic efforts to retake the Colorado State Senate.

Currently the State House is controlled by Democrats, while Republicans control the State Senate.