"The Denver Democratic Party wants the U.S. Senate Democrats' campaign arm to stay out of Colorado's U.S. Senate primary, the county party's central committee decided at its Saturday meeting.
In a sternly worded resolution that passed "close to unanimously," the Denver Democrats demanded that the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee "rescind" its endorsement of former Gov. John Hickenlooper in the 2020 Senate race — or "cease using the word 'Democratic'" in its name....."
Perhaps Hickenlooper's campaign has hit a bump in the road.
Hickenlooper has picked off another of the democrat candidates for senator. John Walsh has dropped out, endorsing Hickenlooper while going out the door.
Those were the easy ones. Both white, "moderate", much like Hickenlooper. Now he has to deal with the women and Romanoff and Baer (who?).
Hickenlooper has picked off another white male candidate, Dan Baer. Baer has dropped out and endorsed the former governor. The democrat committee has not responded to the letter of the female candidates, demanding that it rescind its' endorsement of Hickenlooper. I believe that the field will be cleared of opposition to him by early spring when the campaigning begins.
Denise Burgess, one of the female democrat candidates for U.S. Senator has dropped out of the race:
"Democrat Denise Burgess on Thursday abruptly ended her bid for U.S. Senate just four days after she launched a campaign, a move that came as The Colorado Sun investigated her history of federal income tax liens.
Burgess issued a statement announcing the end of her campaign for the Democratic nomination, but she did not say explain why she was departing the race. A campaign spokeswoman later said it was not because of The Sun’s inquiries into her tax liens."
I wonder who put the reports unto the story? The Hickenlooper campaign?
"John Hickenlooper was finally able to raise some money for his Senate race from his rich buddies, who the struggling candidate once bragged would be there to help him win a presidential campaign.
The posh fundraising event was held at the Aspen estate of Bob Hurst, who’s name has been linked to scandal on several occasions, the Denver Post responsibly reminded us.
The former Goldman Sachs vice chairman “suffered losses in the financial crisis and was bailed out by taxpayers to the tune of $10 billion.”
He was investigated for tax evasion on art purchases and later ponied up $2 million.
And Coloradans will remember his fundraising affair for Hillary Clinton, for which local taxpayers were stuck with the bill for providing security.
Then there’s this, the Denver Post reports:
Hurst also turned up, along with other figures from the world of finance, in the address book of Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who died by suicide last month. According to a source close to Hurst, he was introduced to Epstein by a mutual friend and the two saw each other at several parties. Hurst had no contact with Epstein after moving to Aspen in 2006, according to the source."
Hickenlooper Will Skip Senate Climate Forum, Setting Himself Apart From Other Democrats
By Sam Brasch cpr.org
September 30, 2019
"All of the other major Democratic candidates plan to attend — as well as two Unity Party candidates. Republican Cory Gardner did not respond to an invitation according to organizers.
"John Hickenlooper believes climate change is both the biggest threat and the greatest opportunity of our time," Hickenlooper for Colorado spokeswoman Melissa Miller explained in an emailed statement. "While a scheduling conflict, unfortunately, prevents him from attending next weekend's forum, he looks forward to talking with voters across the state about his plans to combat climate change by growing our clean energy economy and reinstating and expanding protections for clean air and water."
Miller declined to clarify the nature of the conflict.