APTOPIX Election 2020 Debate

From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The top 10 Democrats running for president debated in Houston on Thursday night, triggering reaction from Colorado politicos. Here's a sampling; we'll add more comments as they come in.

Kyle Kohli, Colorado communications director for the Republican National Committee -- “[Thursday], voters watched the Democrat field champion policies that would reverse the progress we have seen under President Trump. By advocating for government-run healthcare, open borders, and the elimination of fossil fuels, Democrats continued to showcase their socialist policies and they will be soundly rejected in 2020.”

Morgan Carroll, chair, Colorado Democrats -- "[Thursday] our country heard from ten incredible candidates, each of whom are far more qualified to be President than Donald Trump is. The ten offered concrete policy proposals and positive visions of what our country could be. Whether it's an economy that works for everyone, combating climate change, expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare, passing commonsense gun safety reform, dismantling institutional racism, or fixing our broken immigration system, the Democrats on stage tonight offered our country a clear contrast of what a Democrat in the White House would look like compared to what we have in Donald Trump."

Ken Buck, chair, Colorado Democrats -- "[Thursday] 2020 Democrats further embraced radical policies that would eliminate fossil fuels, institute a government-takeover of our healthcare system, and destroy our booming economy. Meanwhile, Coloradans are seeing the positive impact President Trump and Cory Gardner's policies are having in our state with soaring economic growth, more jobs, and rising wages."

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