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.”