Spiritual leader Marianne Williamson ended her presidential campaign before the voting started, but the bestselling author continued spreading the politics of love in Colorado this week by urging her supporters to get behind Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff.
"Coloradans, listen up," Williamson tweeted Monday night. "You have a progressive champion in Andrew Romanoff, leading the fight for a Green New Deal and health care for all."
Linking to her online fundraising page, she added: "He'll be a terrific senator — but he needs your help."
Romanoff, a former state House speaker, is one of eight Democrats running for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the most vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents on the ballot this year.
He's also one of 21 Democrats running for Congress supported by Williamson, who calls them "progressive candidates who are carrying messages that matter."
"I ran for president to help forge another direction for our country," Williamson says on the ActBlue fundraising page listing "Marianne's Candidates."
"I wanted to discuss things I felt needed to be discussed that otherwise were not. Now I hope the ideas my candidacy stood for will find seed in other campaigns.”
Williamson in June stood next to former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, the front-runner in the Senate primary, at the Democrats' first presidential primary debate in Miami. They appeared together again for the July debate in Detroit but stood at opposite ends of the stage.
While she never registered above the low single digits in national polls, Williamson made a splash in the primary with her unconventional, spiritual-based approach. Along with what she described as "pretty straight-line progressive policies," Williamson proposed establishing a Department of Peace and suggested distributing as much as $500 billion in reparations for slavery.
Saying she didn't "want to get in the way of a progressive candidate winning" upcoming primaries, Williamson laid off her campaign staff at the beginning of January and suspended her candidacy a week later.
Romanoff told Colorado Politics on Tuesday that he appreciated Williamson's backing.
"I'm deeply grateful for Ms. Williamson's support, and I share the sentiment she expressed so well: 'Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.' In Hebrew, that obligation is expressed as 'tikkun olam' — the core of my campaign and my career," Romanoff said in an email.
"Tikkun olam" is usually understood to mean performing acts of kindness or social justice to repair the world.