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Sen. Cory Gardner defends his seat against Democrat John Hickenlooper in Colorado

Posted On: Sep 18, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Sen. Cory Gardner defends his seat against Democrat John Hickenlooper in Colorado

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Former Governor John Hickenlooper will face GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado 2020 US Senate's race.
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Gardner, who was elected to the US Senate in the Republican wave midterm year of 2014, is now one of the most vulnerable incumbent GOP Senators due to the state's Democratic shift and his own strong alliance with President Donald Trump.
A former member of the Colorado House and US House of Representatives, Gardner has heavily focused on energy policy and public lands - two key issues in Colorado - during his time in the US Senate. In 2019, Gardner was rated as the third most bipartisan member of the US Senate by the Lugar Center at Georgetown University.
Hickenlooper, a former two-term mayor of Denver from 2004 to 2010, served two terms as the state's governor from 2011 to 2019. He was elected as a statewide Democrat in 2010 and 2014, two GOP wave years, and w as highly regarded by the public as an effective, pragmatic governor.
Hickenlooper ran an ultimately...

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