The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has commandeered Colorado’s Senate primary race, kicking aside 10 of their fellow Dems to declare John Hickenlooper as their winner ahead of the March election.

It’s a bold, and reckless move, telling Democrat voters here they’ve swung too far left and need to get back on the establishment wagon.

Or else.

Not surprisingly, the other candidates who assumed this was a free country and that primaries were for voters to select their candidate, are miffed.

Take candidate Andrew Romanoff, for example:

Democrats are the party of “Big Oil, Big Parma, Big Insurance?” 

Someone should let Gov. Polis know.

The DSCC didn’t immediately respond to a question about criticism that the committee is getting involved in the primary too soon. The last time the organization played a significant role in a Colorado primary was in the 2010 U.S. Senate contest in which they backed Michael Bennet over Romanoff.

That was just a two-person race. 

This primary election is among 11 Democrats, counting Hick.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — in what reeks as a pre-arranged, behind-closed-doors deal — endorsed Hick some 48 hours after he entered the race.

Here’s who the Washington Powers That Be passed over to cut a deal with endorse Hickenlooper, failed presidential candidate. 

Dan Baer, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Diana Bray, climate justice advocate

Lorena Garcia, nonprofit leader and executive director of the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition

Alice Madden, former Colorado House majority leader and former U.S. Energy Department official

Andrew Romanoff, former Colorado House speaker 

Stephany Rose Spaulding, professor of women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs

Trish Zornio, scientist

John Walsh, former U.S. attorney

Michelle Ferrigno Warren, advocate and nonprofit leader

Angela Williams, state senator