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2020 Senate race

2020 Senate race
2020 Senate race

The top story in Colorado politics in 2020 — and what to expect in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic dominated headlines inside and outside politics, but the U.S. Senate race also ranked high on the list

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John Hickenlooper spent $41 million to win Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, far surpassing Cory Gardner

In the 3rd Congressional District, Lauren Boebert defeated her Democratic opponent despite being outspent 2 to 1, new records show

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How the Cardboard Cory protest in Colorado helped Democrats defeat Gardner in the U.S. Senate race

A group of activists and ProgressNow Colorado shaped the political conversation and created one of the most iconic advocacy campaigns in recent memory

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Colorado continues to shift blue: The 2020 election, explained in graphics

A Colorado Sun analysis of the 2020 election results shows how the shifting votes in the Denver suburbs are redefining the state’s political map

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Littwin: Colorado is now bluer than blue. But is anyone more blue today than Gardner and state Republicans?

Colorado has made its statement, but the BIG statement — as a certain president would tweet — is far from decided. Votes are still being counted and the lawyers are on the way.

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Littwin: If Gardner loses, where does that leave Colorado’s already troubled Republican Party?

If Gardner had a bipartisan record, he might have been in better shape as Coloradans vote in record numbers. And there’s at least one photo he would rather take back.

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John Hickenlooper, Cory Gardner tangle in translated Spanish debate

The two men's most notable clash was on immigration

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Opinion: Shame on Cory Gardner. It’s time to debate important issues

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Littwin: Cory Gardner had no good option politically, so naturally he chose to stick with Trump

Gardner could have said, as he did in 2016, that it was too late to pick a Supreme Court justice. But that would have meant he had to actually be Independent Cory.

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Littwin: As we mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are also forced to mourn the state of our democracy

Trump wants a vote on a Supreme Court nominee before the election. For Cory Gardner, who has already dodged the question, the nightmare would be that he’d have to make the deciding vote.

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John Hickenlooper’s legal defense against ethics complaint cost taxpayers $150,000, a final tally shows

Colorado paid an outside attorney $525 an hour to represent the former governor against the ethics complaint first made in October 2018

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Littwin: Donald Trump visits California, apparently to remind people he’s a climate change denier

That’s just one more in a long list of questions about Trump that Cory Gardner, who’s desperately trying to rebrand himself as a fighter against climate change, will have to try to dodge.

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Nicolais: The terrible state of Colorado’s U.S. Senate campaign commercials

Ads run by both the Hickenlooper and Gardner campaigns fail to capture the imaginative power of prior political ads

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Littwin: If Cory Gardner wants to show he’s serious about standing up to Trump , here’s his chance

As Senate Republicans prepare to introduce an unserious pandemic funding bill, Gardner should reprise his “unfathomable” take and demand a genuine bill. Anyone think that’ll happen?

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Littwin: What’s Cory Gardner’s biggest problem — Trump, the Colorado GOP or his own record?

John Hickenlooper has his own problems, but let’s just say he hasn’t shown up yet at a rally with a party leader wearing a Kill-’em-all, let-God-sort-’em-out T-shirt.

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Littwin: Donald Trump’s convention is up next, and it’s not hard to guess what it will look like

Reports say we can get our cues — or is it Qs? — from Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech. What I’m wondering is whether we’ll see Cory Gardner there.

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Hickenlooper: Our plan to fight for a healthier future for all Coloradans

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Cory Gardner faces pressure to deliver on stimulus bill as he touts his coronavirus response in campaign

Democratic rival John Hickenlooper supports the Democratic-led U.S. House bill and blasts U.S. Senate for taking recess

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The coronavirus campaign shows partisan split in Colorado, as top candidates mostly keep out of view

President Donald Trump’s campaign is canvassing for voter support while former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign opts out

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Nicolais: A lack of polling in the Senate race could mean bad news for Cory Gardner

With less than three months to go, the noticeable lack of polling available to the public suggests that Sen.Cory Gardner is in serious trouble

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