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: SUPREME COURT


 

Q:

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

Background: An issue that once didn’t receive much attention is getting new interest amid the 2020 election: increasing the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. It comes as Republicans in the U.S. Senate have used their majority to appoint conservatives to the federal court system.

 

He stands opposed

A: He said it's a bad idea because of the precedent it sets. But he does support requiring a vote within a set period after a president appoints a Supreme Court justice to avoid what happened to Obama nominee Merrick Garland. He did not specify what timeline he would support.

 

 

 

Impose term limits on justices

A: Romanoff didn’t express support for adding members, but he favors a plan to impose limits on the numbers of years justices can serve and staggering them across presidential terms. This would ensure that each president would get a number of appointees. He did not offer specifics on how it would work.

 

 

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