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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:50 PM

John Hickenlooper wins Colorado's Democratic Senate primary

Source: Associated Press


Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
Updated 10:40 pm CDT, Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DENVER (AP) Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November, overcoming a series of stumbles and beating back a challenge from his left.

Hickenlooper's defeat of former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff was the second win by a centrist Democrat in a Senate primary Tuesday, after a late vote count from last week's Kentucky Senate primary gave Amy McGrath the win over State Rep. Charles Booker. Romanoff is a former moderate who turned himself into a populist, running against the moderate favorite of the Democratic establishment and promising a Green New Deal and single-payer health care.

But he could not overcome both Hickenlooper's immense financial edge the former governor out-raised Romanoff by about 7-to-1 and his deep name ID and reservoir of goodwill among voters stemming from two terms in the governor's mansion.

That's why Senate Democrats recruited Hickenlooper, 68, to take on Gardner, widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate. Democrats need to net three seats in November to win control of the chamber if they win the White House, and they see Colorado as their most promising opportunity.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/John-Hickenlooper-wins-Colorado-s-Democratic-15378269.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:58 PM

1. Not to mention that Andy ran a really poor campaign, if one goes by what we witnessed in

Colorado Springs. Disorganized, confused, sloppy, almost embarrassing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:13 AM

2. It would be sweet to defeat Gardner, Collins, McConnell, McSally

in a big blue wave

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:29 AM

3. I am very pleased

I think Hickenlooper has a very good chance of beating Cory Gardner and help turn purple Colorado true blue.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:30 AM

4. I feel sorry for Romanoff

This is probably the end of his political career, or at least of his chance for higher office. He's a good man with good ideas.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:55 AM

5. Good. Now refocus and kick Gardner's ass!

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