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




Economic recovery amid coronavirus

What specific policy proposals are needed to address the economic collapse amid the pandemic?  

Federal stimulus bill

Do you support additional federal stimulus in response to the coronavirus and what elements would you make sure to include?  

Paid family leave ballot measure

Do you support the ballot measure to create a state program that requires employers to offer at least 12 weeks of paid family leave to workers?  

Rural Colorado

What policies do you propose to help struggling rural economies in Colorado?  

Trade deals and tarriffs

Did you support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement and what is your stance on trade tariffs?  

Trump tax cuts

Do you support the 2017 tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump?  

College debt

How will you help relieve the burden of college debt?  


What is the top challenge for teachers in Colorado and what can you do at the federal level to address it?  

Climate change

What policies do you support to address climate change?  


Do you support fracking for oil and gas and what, if any, federal regulations do you think are needed?  

Green New Deal

Would you support the proposal known as the Green New Deal?  

Wolf reintroduction

Do you support the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado?  

Amendment B

Do you support the repeal of the Gallagher Amendment governing property taxes in Colorado?  


What federal restrictions do you support on firearms and why?  

National popular vote

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

U.S. Senate filibuster

If Democrats win control of the U.S. Senate, would you support elimination of the Senate filibuster?  

Supreme Court vacancy

Should the U.S. Senate confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court before the November election, and do you support adding members to the court?  

President Trump impeachment

Do you think the Senate should have voted to remove President Donald Trump from office?  

22 week abortion ban

Do you support a ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy in Colorado?  


What should the federal government do to help Colorado respond to the coronavirus and what’s the best way to distribute a vaccine?  

Health care

How would you approach health care insurance in America and expand coverage?  

Prescription drug importation

Do you support Colorado's ability to import prescription drugs from other countries, and how will you lower prices for consumers?  

Marijuana banking

Do you support the SAFE Banking Act to make it easier for marijuana businesses to bank and obtain loans in states where it is legal?  

Marijuana legalization

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

Colorado beer

What is your favorite Colorado beer?  


What is your favorite place in Colorado?  

Bureau of Land Management headquarters

Do you support the relocation of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado?  

Oil and gas drilling on public lands

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

Public lands

What efforts do you support to expand access to public lands, and would you vote for the CORE Act?  

Immigration and DACA

How would you address the nation’s immigration system? What in particular would you support in regards to the DACA program and should state and local law enforcement cooperate with federal immigration authorities?  

Racial injustice

What policies do you support putting in place to address systemic racism and racial injustice?  

The Candidates

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Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner

U.S. senator   

John Hickenlooper

John Hickenlooper

Former Colorado governor and Denver mayor   

The Issues

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