Where Senate candidates Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper stand on Colorado issues

Cory Gardner vs John Hickenlooper on Colorado issues: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand

The candidates in Colorado’s marquee U.S. Senate race are outlining competing visions ahead of the Nov. 3 election, and both have contradictions in their records.

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, is touting his accomplishments, aligning himself with President Donald Trump, while Democrat John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor and Denver mayor, is offering a moderate approach much like the party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden.

Here’s a look at where Gardner and Hickenlooper stand on the big questions -- and a couple fun ones, too.

How to use this guide: Select a topic to compare candidates’ positions, or browse by candidate to see their views on an assortment of issues.

The Candidates

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Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner

U.S. senator   

John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Former Colorado governor and Denver mayor