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After Selling House, Andrew Romanoff Gains in Polls

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In this May 22, 2010, file photo Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff addresses the Democratic Party assembly in Broomfield, Colo. White House administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for Romanoff in 2009 in hopes he would forego a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) AP

After going all in for his Senate bid -- even going so far as to sell his house to finance his campaign - polls suggest Andrew Romanoff has managed to close in on sitting Sen. Michael Bennet in the Colorado Democratic primary.

A new Denver Post/9News poll shows Romanoff, the former Colorado House speaker, slightly leading Bennet, 48 percent to 45 percent. His lead is within the poll's 4.3 percent margin of error.

In June, Romanoff was 17 points behind Bennet, who has the support of the White House and the Democratic establishment.

Since then, however, Romanoff won the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton and sold his house in order to loan his campaign $325,000.

The two Democrats will face off in an Aug. 10 primary. The winner will go on to face the victor of the Republican primary. The Denver Post/9News poll shows Republican Ken Buck leading former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton in the Republican primary, 50 percent to 41 percent.

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