POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on Colorado issues

Ahead of the state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday, the Democratic candidates talk health care, marijuana, education, public land and beer

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Questions


RURAL ECONOMY

How would your administration help struggling rural economies like those in Colorado, and what help would you provide to these communities?  


TRADE AGREEMENTS

Do you support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and how would your administration address the issue of trade tariffs?  


TEACHER PAY

How would your administration address education problems facing Colorado, such as money for rural schools and low teacher pay?  


FRACKING

Do you support the practice of fracking and what, if any, regulations would you put on it?  


100% RENEWABLE

How would your administration’s energy policy move toward 100% renewable energy, which also is the goal for Colorado leaders?  


COLORADO RIVER WATER

How will your administration regulate the use of the Colorado River to prevent water shortages?  


WILDFIRES

What would your administration do in response to the proliferation of wildfires in the West?  


STATE SINGLE-PAYER

If your federal health care agenda does not advance, would you support state efforts to create single-payer systems and would you grant approval for federal dollars to help fund those systems?  


DRUG IMPORTS

Do you support giving states the ability to import prescription drugs from other countries?  


LEGAL CANNABIS

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


CANNABIS BANKING

Would you support and sign 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?  


ELECTORAL COLLEGE

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


CHILE THROWDOWN

Which do you prefer: The Pueblo chile or the Hatch chile?  


FAVORITE BEER

What is your favorite beer?  


BLM RELOCATION

Do you support the relocation of the BLM headquarters to Colorado, and would you reverse this move if elected?  


CORE ACT

Do you support efforts to expand access to public lands, and do you support the CORE Act?  


DRILLING ON PUBLIC LAND

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


The Candidates


Click a candidate to see where they stand.


 

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Former Vice President and U.S. Senator   

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor and businessman   

x Pete Buttigieg

x Pete Buttigieg

Former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana (Campaign suspended 3/1/20)   

x Amy Klobuchar

x Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator from Minnesota (Campaign suspended 3/2/20)   

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont   

x Tom Steyer

x Tom Steyer

Businessman and climate activist (Campaign suspended 2/29/20)   

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts   

The Issues


Pick a card to see stances from the candidates.