Candidate: John Hickenlooper

Contest: U.S. Senate

Affiliation: D

Occupation/City: former governor, Denver
About:

John Hickenlooper is a former geologist who made a career in the restaurant and brewery business after being laid off in the 1980s and opening Wynkoop Brewery in LoDo. He served two terms as Denver mayor and two terms as Colorado governor. He briefly ran for the Democratic presidential nomination before abandoning that effort to run for the nomination for U.S. Senate. The primary winner will face incumbent GOP Sen. Cory Gardner in the general election.

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The following questions were asked only of 2020 primary candidates. Not all candidates responded.

Why are you running for office? None

What Colorado issue is most important to you and how will you address it? None

How should the state deal with the budget crisis - be specific in terms of programs and dollars. What should be cut, what should be preserved? None

What’s the best way for the state to deal with the unemployment resulting from the coronavirus? Solutions for the future only. None

Describe the most important distinctions between you and your primary opponent. None