Big Day For Colorado Democrats & Republicans

April 15, 2012 12:00 AM

Big Day For Colorado Democrats & Republicans
" DENVER (CBS4) – It was a big weekend for Colorado Democrats and Republicans as they gear up for the November elections.

On Saturday Democrats rallied at the state fairgrounds in Pueblo and Republicans at the University of Denver. At the conventions the parties picked their delegates to send to the national conventions this summer.

Republicans are still working to get their full support behind Mitt Romney. They tried to show solidarity on Saturday as they revved up in mid-campaign form.

“We are going to do everything we can to change the locks on the White House,” U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner told the crowd.

But in the crowd there was still a noticeable lack of enthusiasm.

“I would prefer to have a more conservative than Romney,” a Republican told CBS4.

The delegate convention essentially starts the general campaign effort. Party leaders say they can’t do anything more to excite the base.

“That’s going to be our presidential candidate’s job — to pull together the different groups and different levels of support,” U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton said "

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