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Politics Hickenlooper wins Colorado Senate primary

05:15  01 july  2020
05:15  01 july  2020 Source:   politico.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.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday But he remains favored to win against progressive Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker. The winner will face conservative Republican U.S

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday after a But he remains favored to win against progressive Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker. The winner will face conservative Republican U.S. Senator Cory

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper won Tuesday's Democratic Senate primary in Colorado and will face Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the most vulnerable Republican senators on the ballot this fall.

John Hickenlooper wearing a suit and tie holding a glass of wine: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. © Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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 entered the race as the favorite after consolidating significant support from national and Colorado Democrats against Romanoff, the former state House speaker running on a more liberal platform.

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  Hickenlooper aims for Colorado Democratic primary win in crucial Senate fight The winner will face Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the most endangered Republican incumbents, as the GOP clings to its slim majority.Hickenlooper is facing off against Andrew Romanoff, a former state house speaker who is running to his left.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday But he remains favored to win against progressive Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker. The winner will face conservative Republican U.S

Colorado is voting on a Democratic nominee for US Senate in the June 30 primaries . Former two-term Governor John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House Hickenlooper is highly favored to win the primary , but has faced some setbacks in recent weeks as

It was just one of just several major races across the country Tuesday. Republicans are also voting in primaries in two major House battlegrounds, and former Utah Gov. John Huntsman is in a primary battle to win back his former job.

The Colorado race was the most significant contest on Tuesday because the state is essential for Democrats’ path back to the Senate majority. Hickenlooper entered the race last summer after his brief presidential bid, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee immediately endorsed him along with a handful of candidates who dropped out of the race to get behind Hickenlooper.

Hickenlooper was the prohibitive favorite for months, leaning on his successes in his two terms as governor and his universal name ID and positive image among the state’s voters. But he had stumbled in the closing stretch of the race, apologizing for racially insensitive comments and being held in contempt by the state’s Independent Ethics Commission, which ruled that he twice violated the state’s ethics laws as governor.

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  Hickenlooper Overcomes Ethics Scandal to Win Colorado Senate Primary The former Colorado governor will face off against incumbent Republican Cory Gardner in a highly contested race. Gardner is one of the only Republicans defending a seat in a state lost by President Trump in 2016. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Let me be clear: change is coming, and you and I are going to bring it together,” Hickenlooper said in a video message to supporters of primary challenger Andrew Romanoff.

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will try to secure the state 's Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday after a series of stumbles But he remains favored to win against progressive Andrew Romanoff, a former state House speaker. The winner will face conservative Republican U.S

Hickenlooper withdrew from the assembly process soon afterward, choosing to qualify for the ballot exclusively by petition. Caucus winners do not always receive the party's nomination; Romanoff won them in the 2010 Democratic primary for Colorado 's Senate race, but Michael Bennet won the

Those issues gave Romanoff an opening, and Republicans jumped at the chance to attack Hickenlooper, airing negative ads about him in the past couple weeks. But Democrats across the ideological spectrum, both nationally and locally, rallied around the former governor.

Romanoff, who has run on a liberal platform, argued that Hickenlooper’s moderate stances don’t meet the moment and has said the ethics ruling shows the former governor would put the seat in jeopardy. But many Democrats in the state argued Hickenlooper was still the best candidate to face Gardner this fall.

Also on the ballot Tuesday, Huntsman faces voters for the first time since he won reelection as governor in 2008, before departing to become then-President Barack Obama’s ambassador to China and later serving as President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Russia. He is running against Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and several other candidates, and the race has been competitive, despite Huntsman’s prior success in the state.

Colorado votes for Democrat to take on GOP Sen. Cory Gardner

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John Hickenlooper in a closely watched U.S. Senate Democratic primary . After a campaign season unlike any other, in which part “Everything is up for grabs, as a monumental reset is occurring, and I believe that Andrew will win the primary .” Hickenlooper has been popular with gun control activists

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his Senate candidacy on Thursday, giving Democrats a While his national profile and experience as the state 's former chief executive make him the favorite to be the eventual Democrat nominee, Hickenlooper will first have to win the Democratic

House Republicans will also narrow down crowded fields in two major battleground districts in Utah and Oklahoma.

Nine contenders are vying to take on Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn, whose nabbed the upset of the cycle two years ago when she ousted GOP Rep. Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City-based seat that backed Trump by 14 points.

That race is almost certainly headed for an Aug. 25 runoff. Former lieutenant governor nominee Terry Neese and state Sen. Stephanie Bice led in early returns.

In a Salt Lake City battleground, four Republicans are competing for a chance to oust Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams. The front-runners are former NFL player Burgess Owens and state Rep. Kim Coleman, who has the backing of the political arm of the House Freedom Fund.

Voters in the district lean heavily Republican, but Trump is not popular there. He won it by 7 points in 2016 after Mitt Romney carried it by 37 points four years earlier.

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Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) won the Democratic primary in New Jersey's 12th District as she looks to return to Congress for a fourth term.Coleman won with 90 percent of the vote, with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. She prevailed over newspaper publisher Lisa McCormick, who was part of a wave of progressive candidates challenging incumbents in New Jersey this primary cycle. Coleman will face RepublicanColeman won with 90 percent of the vote, with 35 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. She prevailed over newspaper publisher Lisa McCormick, who was part of a wave of progressive candidates challenging incumbents in New Jersey this primary cycle.

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