Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks during a rally held to help kick off his presidential campaign at the Greek Amphitheater in Denver's Civic Center Park on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Photo by Andy Colwell, special to the Colorado Sun

John Hickenlooper was urged to swap presidential bid to run against Cory Gardner amid staff exodus

Campaign manager Brad Komar and national finance director Dan Sorenson have left the campaign. Spokeswoman Lauren Hitt confirmed their departures and said she, too, will exit the campaign in the coming weeks.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass