Elizabeth Warren

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., marches in the Las Vegas Pride Parade, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. 

Donald Trump isn't the only politician with a political itch only Twitter can scratch. Democrat Elizabeth Warren extended her reach into Colorado on Wednesday when she weighed in on a piece of Colorado legislation.

The senator from Massachusetts gave her stamp of approval to state Rep. Daneya Esgar's bill to give state employees collective bargaining rights.

"This bill is a huge step forward." Warren tweeted around 4:20 p.m. "State employees work hard to serve and support Colorado families—they deserve the same in return. I stand with @CoWINSpolitics in the fight for collective bargaining rights. It's time to rewrite the rules to strengthen the voices of workers."

Warren retweeted a Jan. 10 post from the Colorado House Democrats about introducing the labor-friendly bill in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

House Bill 1153, called the Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act, includes provisions for union organizing with new employees and payroll deductions for dues.

Esgar appeared grateful for the presidential shoutout.

"Thank you @SenWarren for your support!" she tweeted 25 minutes later. "As the sponsor of this bill, who’s honored to represent her home town, Pueblo, CO, also known as #uniontown, your support of working people is much appreciated!"

Warren is one of the Democrats ramping up staff and supporters in Colorado. Though the state rejected Trump in 2016 by 5% and he remains unpopular in polling here, the state is rich ground for Democrats, where Bernie Sanders ran strong against the establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton, four years ago.

State Sen. Kerry Donovan, an influential Democrat from Vail, endorsed Warren last September. In a Colorado stop last April, Warren spoke of ending drilling on public lands, fighting climate change and make entrance into national parks free.

Contact Joey Bunch at joey.bunch@coloradopolitics.com or follow him on Twitter @joeybunch.

Colorado Politics senior political reporter

Joey Bunch is the senior correspondent and deputy managing editor of Colorado Politics. His 32-year career includes the last 16 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and he is a two-time finalist.

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