Angela Williams has dropped out of the donkey herd seeking to overthrow John Hickenlooper to become the Democrat’s U.S. Senate nominee.
That’s five candidates down, and seven left to choose from to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.
Williams will instead seek reelection to her state Senate seat representing northeast Denver’s District 33.
But now she’ll have to take on another Democrat, state Rep. James Coleman, to keep that seat.
It’s a tough gig getting elected in today’s Democratic Party that hates rich, old white men, unless you’re a rich, old white man.
Williams blasted her own party in her departing statement for pushing aside women and minorities in their pursuit of the elusive, white male Democrat.
“Fighting to give women, people of color, and the underserved a voice isn’t always easy, especially when faced with strong headwinds from Washington D.C.,” Williams said.
“As you know, Colorado has never sent a woman or a person of color to the U.S. Senate. I remain firm in my belief that that needs to change. Regardless of who wins the nomination, we must have someone who will fight and be a progressive voice for women, people of color and the underserved,” Williams wrote.
Colorado Democrats have elected minorities to the U.S. Senate — Ken Salazer, an Hispanic, and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a Native American. Campbell was later reelected as a Republican.
Currently, there are two black men in the U.S. Senate; Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina; and Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey currently running for president.