03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Ritter, Latinos Hold Unity Press Conference In Wake Of Stephanie Villafuerte's Withdrawal

alk about some potentially awkward timing. The day after Stephanie Villafuerte withdrew her nomination as U.S. Attorney for Colorado, a group of forty Latino leaders is scheduled to endorse the re-election of Governor Bill Ritter, Villafuerte's former boss, and one of her main backers.

But don't expect those present at the event, slated for 1:30 p.m. at the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria campus, to criticize Ritter for not fighting hard enough to protect Villafuerte from attacks by the likes of state GOP boss Dick Wadhams -- not if former state senator Polly Baca's take is typical, anyhow.

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