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Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates feel the heat from a growing bloc: climate change voters

Ashleigh Knapp embodies just how much climate change has become a motivating issue in Colorado politics.  Standing under a tree outside the state Capitol during the climate strike march on Friday with her young daughter and mother, the Democrat from Loveland said saving the environment is among her top issues in Colorado’s 2020 U.S. Senate […]

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Denise Burgess abruptly ends Senate campaign amid Colorado Sun questions about federal tax liens

Democrat Denise Burgess on Thursday abruptly ended her bid for U.S. Senate just four days after she launched a campaign, a move that came as The Colorado Sun investigated her history of federal income tax liens. Burgess issued a statement announcing the end of her campaign for the Democratic nomination, but she did not say […]

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Dan Baer becomes third Democrat to exit U.S. Senate race after John Hickenlooper’s entrance

Dan Baer, an Obama-era diplomat, on Thursday became the third Democrat to exit Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary after John Hickenlooper’s entrance into the race. Baer first announced his decision in an interview with 9News. “When you enter a campaign you know that nothing is promised and there comes a point at which you have to […]

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Another Democrat drops out of U.S. Senate race following John Hickenlooper’s entrance

Former U.S. Attorney John Walsh on Wednesday morning became the second Democrat to drop out of Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary race following the entrance of John Hickenlooper. Walsh suspended his campaign, which began April 16, in video posted to his Facebook page and a message sent to supporters. He endorsed Hickenlooper as he left the […]

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Hickenlooper makes campaign trail debut touting compromise. His rivals in Senate race say it’s the wrong approach.

DURANGO — John Hickenlooper made his campaign trail debut in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race Saturday by explaining his initial lack of interest in the job and his about-face. “I spent a lot of time talking about how I wasn’t cut out for Washington,” the former governor said in his introduction at a Democratic candidate forum […]

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DSCC officially throws their weight behind Hickenlooper in U.S. Senate race, irking primary rivals

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Saturday formally threw its support in Colorado’s U.S. Senate primary to John Hickenlooper, a move sure to irk the large slate of his intraparty rivals and that likely signals significant financial support for the former governor.  “John Hickenlooper is far and away the strongest candidate to beat Cory Gardner, […]

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John Hickenlooper hasn’t announced a U.S. Senate bid yet, but he’s already reshaping the 2020 race

John Hickenlooper’s seemingly imminent entry into the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is prompting a behind-the-scenes chess match among Democrats. His potential rival in the Democratic primary, former state Sen. Mike Johnston, released an internal poll Tuesday showing that Hickenlooper isn’t the only candidate who can beat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.  The poll is […]