But Heckenlooper has long been regarded as the leader of the Democratic Party, but is facing competition from the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Andrew Romanoff. After Ankenlopper suffered a series of negative news reports in June, the challenge of the left has increased.
Romanov is no stranger to the campaign. In the 2010 Democratic primary, he failed to challenge the newly appointed Senator Michael Bennet. Four years later, he failed to bid for a house in the Denver area. This time he ran for the Senate, running for “National Health Insurance”
Heckenlooper has state-wide visibility, a huge campaign vault and strong support from outside groups. But his mistake may have shaken his obvious advantage at least temporarily. Last week, a new pro-Hikenloper Super PAC began spending more than $1 million to attack Romanov, which shows that his allies have become nervous. Romanov’s feed made Hickenlooper promise to defraud black money from hypocritical politics.
Hickenlooper recently tried to clean up past speeches. When he said that “black life is important” means “everything is important,” he said he was “stumbled.” Activists say that this description understates systematic discrimination against black people. He once again apologized for the comments he made in 2014. He compared politicians with slaves who were flogged as “old slave ships.”
“Chuck Schumer’s top talent needs a last-minute bailout to surpass the finish line of his elementary school, but not much black money can eliminate the trust of Hickenlooper who repeatedly betrayed taxpayers and continue Hide the truth. News from voters about paid travel by the company he is governor of.”
Romanoff participated in the Republican Party (GOP) attack and posted an advertisement that read: “If we are to defeat Cory Gardner, we cannot take this risk.”, And called for “a fresh, progressive voice from the Senate.” But Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Georgia’s 2018 Democratic Governor candidate Stacy Abrams and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker and other national progressive figures have recently endorsed Hickenloop.
“John Hickenlooper is the governor of Colorado and has been elected governor for two consecutive terms. He is one of the most popular public officials in Colorado. He has won a difficult campaign record statewide, obviously The Republicans are now attacking him because they know he is the strongest candidate to defeat Cory Gardner, said Stuart Boss, a spokesman for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
Hikenluper’s allies slammed Romanoff on the grounds of Romanoff’s support for the 2006 immigration bill, trying to prove that he did not always progress as he says.
On Monday, Colorado’s Democratic strategist Rick Ridder said: “Romanov’s momentum has stalled for about a week, that is, 10 days ago.”
Gardner is one of the most vulnerable current MPs in 2020. Clinton won the state by five points in 2016, which was the first electoral cycle in which each state voted for the same party in the presidential and Senate elections. The Democrats need to win at least three seats and the presidency to control the Senate and view Colorado as the main relay.
By the end of the pre-school reporting period on June 10, Hickenlooper had spent about $6.7 million, more than three times the amount Romanoff spent, which was hundreds of dollars spent with him by the National Democratic Party. Ten thousand dollars has nothing to do. According to documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission, Hickenlooper’s bank deposits during this period were close to US$6 million, while Romanov’s deposits were US$792,000.
But supporters of Hickenlooper said that the former governor, despite his recent struggles, will still defeat Gardner, partly because President Donald Trump is unpopular with the state.
“There are no frivolous, ups and downs, mistakes or staggering moments that John has ever committed, and he has many, but none of them can be as heavy as Donald Trump around Corey Gardner,” Allen · Alan Salazar Hickenlooper’s former chief strategist told CNN last week.
This story has been developed and updated on Tuesday.
CNN’s Fredreka Schouten contributed to this report.