Bennet, Udall To Help Obama Campaign Slam Romney Budget Plans

October 15, 2012 2:22 PM

Bennet, Udall To Help Obama Campaign Slam Romney Budget Plans
" DENVER (AP) – President Barack Obama’s campaign tried to pencil in the details of Mitt Romney’s plans Monday as it released a report forecasting what the Republican nominee’s preferred budget would do to Colorado.

The state’s two Democratic U.S. Senators, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, unveiled the report at a press conference as mail ballots went out to voters and Republicans claimed that they were seeing increased enthusiasm among their base after Romney’s strong performance in the Denver debate two weeks ago.

The Obama campaign report relies on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which Romney supports, to project the impact of the GOP ticket’s policies.

It forecasts what the budget’s unspecified 20 percent cut in discretionary domestic spending would mean in the state. The Obama campaign said that translates to $61 million trimmed from public schools, fewer rangers in national parks and forests and less support for wind and solar energy projects.

“The Romney-Ryan budget would harm Colorado for many generations to come,” Sen. Mark Udall said "

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