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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019 file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, Hickenlooper defended his record Friday, June 5, 2020 at a state ethics hearing about travel on private jets he took as Colorado governor, one day after the ethics panel found him in contempt for failing to appear. Hickenlooper rejected claims he violated Colorado law by accepting trips and insisted they either involved personal business or happened while he was touting Colorado's economy to potential investors during his 2011-2019 term. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

John Hickenlooper wins Colorado's Democratic Senate primary

Jul. 1, 2020 7:23 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to face Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in November, overcoming a series of stumbles and beating back a challenge from his left. Hickenlooper's defeat of former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff was the second win...

John Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary in Colorado

Jun. 30, 2020 9:23 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary in Colorado.
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Hickenlooper was supposed to be Democrats' worry-free solution to the Colorado Senate race, but he's stumbled badly in the weeks leading up to the party's June 30 primary. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

New political group tries to rescue Hickenlooper in primary

Jun. 20, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In a sign of mounting concerns about John Hickenlooper's standing in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary, a new political group is spending at least $1 million on a scathing attack ad against Hickenlooper's rival in the race. The ad slams former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff for...

FILE - In this June 13 ,2019, file photo former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper listens to a question during a media availability at the National Press Club in Washington. Hickenlooper was supposed to be Democrats' worry-free solution to the Colorado Senate race, but he's stumbled badly in the weeks leading up to the party's June 30 primary. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

'A hot mess': Hickenlooper stumbles into Democratic primary

Jun. 18, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper was supposed to be Democrats' worry-free solution to the Colorado Senate race, but he's stumbled badly in the weeks leading up to the party's June 30 primary. Hickenlooper defied a subpoena from the Colorado Ethics Commission, only testifying after the...

Albuquerque police detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, following the shooting of a man during a protest over a statue of Spanish conquerer Juan de Oñate on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Albuquerque, N.M. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a group of armed men who were trying to protect the statue before protesters wrapped a chain around it and began tugging on it while chanting: “Tear it down.” One protester repeatedly swung a pickax at the base of the statue. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue

Jun. 16, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. — NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Colorado's ethics commission on Friday, June 12, 2020 fined Hickenlooper $2,750 for violating state ethics law as governor by accepting a private jet flight to an official event and by receiving benefits he didn't pay for at a meeting of government, business and financial leaders in Italy. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Senate hopeful Hickenlooper apologizes for slave comment

Jun. 15, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado governor and current Senate hopeful John Hickenlooper apologized Monday for comments he made six years ago comparing politicians to slaves being whipped to row “an ancient slave ship.” Tay Anderson, a black Denver school board member who has been instrumental in...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Colorado's ethics commission on Friday, June 12, 2020 fined Hickenlooper $2,750 for violating state ethics law as governor by accepting a private jet flight to an official event and by receiving benefits he didn't pay for at a meeting of government, business and financial leaders in Italy. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Ethics panel fines former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper $2,750

Jun. 13, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado commission fined Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper $2,750 on Friday for ethics violations he committed as governor that included accepting a private jet flight to an official event and receiving benefits he didn’t pay for at a meeting of government, business...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper didn't appear at a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing Thursday, June 4, 2020, defying a commission subpoena and a court order that he participate as it considers a Republican complaint that trips he took on private planes while Colorado's governor violated the state's gift ban. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Former Colorado governor held in contempt by ethics panel

Jun. 4, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission held former Gov. John Hickenlooper in contempt Thursday for defying orders to appear at a hearing on a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor violated the state's gift ban. The commission had subpoenaed Hickenlooper to...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has already narrowed the field by saying he will pick a woman. In addition to Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, other names that have been part of the speculation are Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Abrams. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy, File)

Stacey Abrams endorses candidates in 7 US Senate contests

May. 21, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alongside discussions of her own national political ambitions, former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is wading into elections outside her home state, endorsing the campaigns of seven Democrats vying for U.S. Senate seats. On Thursday, Abrams announced that she was backing...