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

 

Q: SENATE FILIBUSTER


 

Q:

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

Background: The rules in the U.S. Senate necessitate 60 votes to pass legislation, rather than a majority vote of the 100-person chamber. If Democrats retake the chamber, some in the party want to abolish the rules to require a supermajority vote. The current Republican majority now uses a simple majority to approve Supreme Court nominations.

 

Open to limited repeal

A: Hickenlooper’s campaign said he supports “amending the Senate rules on a case-by-case basis.”

 

 

 

Eliminate the filibuster

A: Romanoff supports the elimination of the filibuster, saying it’s important to accomplish necessary policy changes related to climate change.

 

 

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