POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Where the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate stand on key Colorado issues ahead of primary

Rivals John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff are offering distinct choices for voters ahead of the June 30 election

 

 

Questions


ECONOMIC RECESSION

What specific policy proposals are needed to address the economic collapse amid the pandemic?  


FEDERAL STIMULUS

Do you support additional federal stimulus in response to the coronavirus and what elements would you make sure to include?  


RURAL ECONOMY

What policies do you propose to help struggling rural economies in Colorado?  


TRADE AGREEMENTS

Did you support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and what is your stance on trade tariffs?  


INCOME INEQUALITY

What policies do you propose to improve equity when it comes to income and employment?  


PAID FAMILY LEAVE

Do you support federal legislation to require employers to offer at least 12 weeks of paid family leave to workers?  


TEACHER PAY

What is the top challenge for teachers in Colorado and what can you do at the federal level to address it?  


COLLEGE DEBT

How will you help relieve the burden of college debt?  


FRACKING

Do you support fracking for oil and gas and what, if any, regulations would you put on it?  


CLIMATE CHANGE

What policies do you support to address climate change?  


GREEN NEW DEAL

Would you support the proposal known as the Green New Deal?  


COVID-19 PANDEMIC

What do you think is necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic?   


HEALTH INSURANCE

What approach do you favor to expand health care coverage in America?   


DRUG IMPORTS

Do you support Colorado's ability to import prescription drugs from other countries, and how will you lower prices for consumers?  


ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Do you support abolishing the Electoral College in favor of the national popular vote?  


SENATE FILIBUSTER

If Democrats win control of the U.S. Senate, would you support elimination of the Senate filibuster?  


SUPREME COURT

If Democrats win control of the U.S. Senate, would you support adding members to the U.S. Supreme Court?  


IMPEACHMENT

Do you think the Senate should have voted to remove President Donald Trump from office?  


LEGAL CANNABIS

Do you support the legalization of marijuana at the federal level?  


CANNABIS BANKING

Do you support the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595) to make it easier for marijuana businesses to bank and obtain loans in states where it is legal?  


GUNS

What federal restrictions do you support on firearms and why?  


FAVORITE PLACE

What is your favorite place in Colorado?  


FAVORITE BEER

What is your favorite Colorado beer?  


IMMIGRATION

How would you address the nation’s immigration system?  


BLM RELOCATION

Do you support the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado?  


CORE ACT

What efforts do you support to expand access to public lands, and would you vote for the CORE Act?  


DRILLING ON PUBLIC LAND

Do you support allowing oil and gas extraction on federal public lands?  


RACISM

What policies do you support putting in place to address systemic racism?  


IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

What changes do you support at the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency and should state and local law enforcement cooperate with federal immigration authorities?  


The Candidates


Click a candidate to see where they stand.


 

John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Former Colorado governor and Denver mayor   

Andrew Romanoff

Andrew Romanoff

Former state House speaker and director Mental Health Colorado