MONDAY UPDATE: Our sincere condolences.
My father, Marvin Romanoff, was born March 21, 1940 in Schenectady, NY. He loved crossword puzzles & Chinese food, science fiction & chocolate shakes—and his grandkids most of all. He spent 24 years on the Franklin County Municipal Court. I love my dad & will miss him forever. 💔 pic.twitter.com/AIoWDpnu1K
— Andrew Romanoff (@Romanoff2020) June 29, 2020
As The Colorado Sun reports in “The Unaffiliated” newsletter:
A week from the primary, and just as his stock is rising, Andrew Romanoff is taking a break from the campaign.
He said his father, who has suffered a series of falls and strokes, is dying. He’s flying Tuesday to be with his family with no return date in mind. [Pols emphasis]
Given the virtual nature of the campaign trail, Romanoff may not miss as much as he would otherwise, but his family’s situation is consuming his time. He learned about his father’s faltering condition just before the final debate, during which he gave a less spirited performance than the first two.
The real world does not always pause for election deadlines. We’re sure this was a difficult decision for Romanoff, but we can’t say we would have made a different decision in his shoes.
Please join us in sending out our best wishes to Romanoff and his family.