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Politics John Hickenlooper wins the Democratic primary for US Senate in Colorado

04:51  01 july  2020
04:51  01 july  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

Hickenlooper beats back progressive challenge in Colorado primary

  Hickenlooper beats back progressive challenge in Colorado primary Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper fended off a challenge from former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in the Democratic Senate primary in Colorado on Tuesday, overcoming a series of stumbles and gaffes in his bid to take on Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).Hickenlooper, who was persuaded to run for Gardner's Senate seat after an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, was widely considered the favorite to win the primary. But verbal gaffes and a run-in with Colorado's state ethics commission put him on a rockier-than-expected path to the Senate nomination, giving a new opening to Romanoff.

John Hickenlooper , a Democratic former governor of Colorado , who dropped out of the presidential contest, has decided to run for the Senate seat held by Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican.Credit Elizabeth Frantz for The New York Times.

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U . S . Senate nomination on The winner will face conservative Republican U . S . Senator Cory Gardner, one of the country's most vulnerable incumbents in a state that has drifted left in recent years, in the Nov.

John Hickenlooper wearing a microphone: In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Associated Press © Associated Press In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Associated Press
  • Former two-term Governor John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries.
  • Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House, to face vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner.
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Former Governor John Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, for the Democratic nomination for US Senate to face GOP Sen. Cory Gardner.

Primary results: Highlights from Colorado and Oklahoma

  Primary results: Highlights from Colorado and Oklahoma The latest round of primaries on Tuesday led to a top Democratic Senate recruit escaping his primary damaged and Republicans vying for a chance to run in a competitive House race unable to coalesce around one candidate. © Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summi Then Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks onstage in 2018 in New York City. Hickenlooper won the Democratic primary for a US Senate seat on Tuesday. John Hickenlooper won his primary but not without suffering some blows, something the top Democrats who recruited the former Colorado governor had hoped to avoid.

A challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell should finally emerge, and John Hickenlooper is trying to win his Senate primary in Colorado , among other races unfolding on Results of the state ’s Democratic Senate primary will be announced this week.Credit Erik Branch for The New York Times.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U . S . Senate nomination on Tuesday after a series of stumbles in a race vital to But he remains favored to win against progressive Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker.

Gardner, who was first elected in the Republican wave midterm year of 2014, is now one of the most vulnerable incumbent GOP Senators. Since then, Colorado has rapidly shifted from a swing state to a much more reliably Democratic state at the federal level.

Hickenlooper, a former two-term mayor of Denver from 2004 to 2010, served two terms as the state's governor, first elected in 2010 and then re-elected in 2014.

Several people who worked with Hickenlooper told Insider in 2019 that he struck a balance as a pragmatic governor by advancing progressive policy priorities while cutting government spending in some areas and working with Republicans on legislation.

Hickenlooper wins Colorado Senate primary

  Hickenlooper wins Colorado Senate primary The primary to pick a nominee to face GOP Sen. Cory Gardner was one of several races on the ballot Tuesday.Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, leading him, 59 percent to 41 percent, in the early returns when The Associated Press called the race within a half-hour of the end of voting.

Hickenlooper John Hickenlooper . — — Romanoff Andrew Romanoff. — — 0 of 3,219 precincts reporting. Earlier today, Amy McGrath was declared the winner in last Tuesday’s Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky, fending off a challenge from a progressive rival, Charles Booker.

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U . S . Senate nomination on Tuesday after a series of stumbles in a race vital to the party's hopes of recapturing Senate control in November. Hickenlooper , recruited to run last year by national Democrats after.

Hickenlooper ran an ultimately unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, and announced his campaign for US Senate shortly after dropping out of the presidential contest in August 2019.

Romanoff served in the Colorado House from 2000 to 2008 and was the House Speaker from 2005 to 2008. He ran US Senate as a progressive primary challenger to Sen. Michael Bennet in 2010, and ran as a Democratic candidate for US House in the 6th district in 2014, losing to former Rep. Mike Coffman.

Hickenlooper was highly favored to win the primary, but has faced some setbacks in recent weeks as the state's Independent Ethics Commission found him in contempt for defying a subpoena to appear before the panel. After he did appear to testify, the Commission fined him for violating state ethics laws by accepting private flights and limousine trips as governor.

Still, the most recent polling showed him ahead of Romanoff by double-digits for the primary nomination. A SurveyUSA poll commissioned by Colorado Politics and 9News conducted from June 19-24 found Hickenlooper leading Romanoff by a large 30 point margin, with 58% of those polls saying they would vote for Hickenlooper, 28% indicating they would vote for Romanoff, and 15% undecided.

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Inhofe wins Oklahoma GOP Senate primary .
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) won Oklahoma's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, leaving him well placed to get reelected for a sixth term in November in the safe red state.Inhofe, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, defeated three other Republicans, leading with 72 percent of the vote with 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.He will be the heavy favorite to win reelection in November after last winning by about 40 points.The race is rated as "solid Republican" by The Cook Political Report.Oklahoma postponed its primaries from April 7 to June 30 due to the coronavirus.

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