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Littwin: Cory Gardner tries to put some distance — maybe a fly’s length — between himself and Trump

For those who have been wondering when or if Cory Gardner would try to put some distance between himself and his pal Donald Trump, now we know. In the first live, televised, English-language Senate debate Friday night between Gardner and John Hickenlooper, Gardner carefully made a small show of independence. If Gardner’s attempt at separation […]

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Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third — and most fiery — debate

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner and Democrat John Hickenlooper faced off in the third of four U.S. Senate debates on Friday, hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state.  The 90-minute faceoff, hosted by Denver7, The Denver Post and Colorado Public Radio, covered many expected topics: health care, immigration, Hickenlooper’s ethics […]

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Littwin: It was a normal debate, meaning America gets a break and the Biden-Harris ticket gets the win

The vice-presidential debate was, uh, civil. Mostly. It was, uh, normal. Mostly.  It will be all but forgotten in a day or so. Certainly. If you watched it, your anticipation level probably dipped fairly quickly into the evening. Going in, you knew it wasn’t going to be Trump-Biden II. But it was clear pretty early […]

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Cory Gardner takes offensive, levels attacks in first U.S. Senate debate against John Hickenlooper

Republican Cory Gardner hurled attack after attack at his Democratic rival John Hickenlooper, from the opening minutes of the first debate in the U.S. Senate race to his closing statement. He noted the former governor’s two violations of the state ethics laws, his contempt citation and taxpayer-funded defense attorney, his personal wealth and rides on […]

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Gardner and Hickenlooper initially agree to only one debate in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race

The candidates in Colorado’s much-watched U.S. Senate race are poised to debate only once — and not even on television — after the two campaigns failed to reach a broader agreement. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, the Republican incumbent, said in June he would participate in five debates ahead of the November election. But Democrat John […]

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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 […]