Foreign Policy for America Action Network Endorses Dan Baer for U.S. Senate (CO)
Former senior diplomat endorsed by nonpartisan Foreign Policy for America Action Network
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 23, 2019
WASHINGTON D.C. - Foreign Policy for America Action Network announced today its endorsement of Dan Baer for Senate in Colorado. Dan served as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor before returning to Colorado to serve as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
“Dan Baer is an inspiring public servant, and we’re proud to endorse him for Senate,” said Andrew Albertson, treasurer of Foreign Policy for America Action Network. “When Barack Obama asked him to be his Ambassador to the OSCE, Dan served our country with honor. When Governor Hickenlooper asked him to serve the people of Colorado as head of the Department of Higher Education, he stepped up again. Today, as President Trump threatens to send American troops into a senseless new war in Iran, we need Dan’s leadership in the U.S. Senate.
Dan is the only candidate in this race who represented President Obama and the United States as U.S. Ambassador and fought for American values around the world. Dan is a proven leader with deep experience in public service - the right experience to break the gridlock in Washington and deliver for Colorado. It’s clear Dan Baer is the strongest candidate to take on Senator Cory Gardner.”
Responding to the endorsement, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado Dan Baer said:
“As I travel the state, I hear Coloradans’ concerns that President Trump’s reckless foreign policy affects us here at home. Moreover, Coloradans are frustrated that Senator Cory Gardner constantly folds to President Trump instead of standing up to him and doing what’s right for Colorado. I’m running for Senate to replace Cory Gardner with a fresh voice for Colorado, and I’m proud to have Foreign Policy for America Action Network’s endorsement for my campaign.”
Mr. Baer is the second candidate the organization has endorsed this year, alongside Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and the first challenger. In 2018, Foreign Policy for America Action Network endorsed Rep. Joe Neguse and Rep. Jason Crow, each of whom won election in Colorado.
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Foreign Policy for America is a home for Americans across the country calling for principled American engagement in the world. Together with our members, we advocate for policies that keep Americans safe and out of conflicts, promote shared prosperity, and are true to our values. The Foreign Policy for America Action Network is a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that helps elect federal candidates who champion strong, principled American foreign policy.