Colorado Dems Push Back Against Failed Candidate’s Potential Senate Run

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

Leaked emails revealed a host of Democratic leaders in Colorado voicing frustration with and opposition to John Hickenlooper’s decision to drop his presidential run in favor of pursuing the party’s nomination for a U.S. Senate run next November.

Much of the debate in the emails came after the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) endorsed the former two-term governor quickly after he announced his Senate bid, a move that frustrated the many candidates who had been working retail politics across the state while Hickenlooper’s presidential run failed to gain traction.

“Hickenlooper has made it clear that he neither understands nor cares about the true problems in our country,” a county party chairwoman wrote, “and I object to being told that I, as a party chair, am unable to take sides in a primary, but the DSCC … is able to put a thumb on the scale and force out our candidates who actually comprehend the deeper roots of the societal problems we face.”

The emails, broken by the Denver Post, “offer a window into an intraparty conflict that is sure to spill out in public for weeks and months to come as Democrats debate who should be their nominee to take on Republican Sen. Cory Gardner,” the paper reported.

 

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