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WATCH: Colorado Sun, CBS4 host Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate Wednesday night

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff will face off for an hour starting at 6 p.m. The debate comes as ballots for the June 30 primary are sent out this week.

The Democratic candidates competing in the June party primary for U.S. Senate are Andrew Romanoff, left, and John Hickenlooper, right. (Colorado Sun photo illustration)

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and former Gov. John Hickenlooper faced off Wednesday night in a debate hosted by The Colorado Sun and CBS4.

The Democrats, who are running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, will debated for an hour starting at 6 p.m.

PBS 12 also partnered with The Colorado Sun and CBS4 to host the debate. The moderators were CBS4 political reporter Shaun Boyd, Colorado Sun political reporter John Frank and PBS 12 Colorado Inside Out Host Dominic Dezzutti.

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The debate came as ballots for the June 30 primary are sent out this week.

Hickenlooper and Romanoff are the only two Democrats left in the race out of what once was a large field.

Colorado’s U.S. Senate race is one of the nation’s most watched 2020 contests. Gardner is considered among the most vulnerable congressional Republicans up for reelection this year.

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