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Former Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff sold his house to finance his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Even after the sale and the self-loan, though, sitting Sen. Michael Bennet has a massive cash advantage and a 10-point lead in the polls.
Financially, this is a terrible decision, but it does get Romanoff some fast cash and some national headlines.
Romanoff has proven more adept at getting national headlines than raising cash, so far. He was one of the candidates the Obama administration “bribed” into not doing what they wanted, and he also received a “stunning” pro forma endorsement from Bill Clinton.
“I’d like to create a democracy where you don’t have to sell your house to win the U.S. Senate, but we’re not there yet,” he said. “I expect to win and repay the loan. I happen to believe Americans of modest means deserve representation, too.”
His house went for $360,000. I’m not sure where he’s living now.
Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @pareeneMore Alex Pareene.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
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