Clinton, Cruz in CO this week; Trump a no-show

Posted at 11:57 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-07 09:19:50-04

Politicians will head to Colorado for a busy week of fundraising and courting delegates, but plans continue to change as the state's Republican convention approaches. 

Donald Trump will not be in Colorado this week after all. Colorado GOP chairman Kyle Kohli confirmed on Wednesday that Trump will not attend the Colorado Republican Convention in Colorado Springs. Party leaders had been holding time for Trump to speak if he chose to make an appearance.

Authorities told Denver7 political reporter Marshall Zelinger that the Republican front-runner won't be in Colorado for any events, despite saying last week that authorities were preparing for multiple Trump appearances in the state between April 7 and April 9. Trump reportedly wanted to host a rally in Colorado Springs Thursday but police were not given enough time to make proper arrangements.

Ted Cruz will speak at the Colorado Springs event on Saturday. Cruz already has six of Colorado's national delegates, which came from the first and sixth congressional districts in Littleton and Aurora. They were decided at conventions last weekend. Nineteen are needed to claim Colorado.

John Kasich does not plan to attend the Colorado convention.

Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to attend a fundraiser hosted by Governor John Hickenlooper and his wife Robin at their home. Zelinger checked in with Hickenlooper last week to see if he'd ask Clinton for a job in Washington D.C. if she wins the presidency. The governor said no, he loves his job and wants to stay in Colorado.

Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the University of Colorado in Boulder on Friday as part of the "It's On Us" campaign. The White House initiative urges students to pledge to intervene to stop assaults and promote an environment where assaults are unacceptable. He'll also attend a fundraiser for Senator Michael Bennet in Denver.

Oh, and if the week doesn't sound busy enough, Friday is also the Colorado Rockies' 2016 opening day at Coors Field.