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Colorado delegates hope virtual Democratic convention can still unite party behind Joe Biden

Colorado formally cast its votes for the Democratic candidate for president at the virtual national convention Tuesday, putting its support behind former Vice President Joe Biden. The Demoratic Party nominee lost the state’s first-ever Super Tuesday primary to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders but picked up delegates from his former rivals. Not all were willing to […]

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John Hickenlooper claims decisive win despite stumbles in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

John Hickenlooper escaped with a clear victory in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado on Tuesday, defeating rival Andrew Romanoff after national Democrats and a big-money super PAC boosted his beleaguered campaign. The former Colorado governor showed a comfortable advantage in the early returns with 60% of the vote, according to preliminary vote tallies […]

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Hickenlooper makes case for electability as repeated controversies continue to overshadow his campaign

In the final moments of the final televised debate ahead of the June 30 primary, U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper returned to a familiar refrain in making his most forceful argument yet about why he is better than his Democratic rival Andrew Romanoff. “Inside the state of Colorado, I haven’t lost yet. And Andrew hasn’t […]

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Krieger: Romanoff has some questions planned for Hick this week

By now, the pattern is familiar. A progressive candidate captures the imagination of Colorado’s Democratic Party activists, dominates the caucuses and emerges from the state assembly with top billing on the primary ballot. Then a better-funded establishment candidate takes over the airwaves, wins the party primary and goes on to be elected. It happened in […]

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Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid after winning Colorado primary, leaving Joe Biden as likely nominee

By Will Weissert, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any […]