John Hickenlooper

John Wright Hickenlooper Jr. is an American politician, businessman, and geologist who was mayor of Denver from 2003 until 2011 and governor of Colorado from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he sought the party’s nomination for president of the United States in 2019 but dropped out before the primaries.

The Questions

  • 7. Mr. Hickenlooper is asked to respond to a past recording of himself talking about being a U.S. Senator saying, ““I don’t think I’m cut out for that.”
  • 14. You committed two ethics violations while in office, why should the people of Colorado trust you?
  • 20. A judge you appointed has pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal investigation, and drug trafficking, why did you appoint him? 
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This Candidates Video Debate is a project of the non-partisan democratizing media non-profit, Informing to Empower. Our mission is to bring transparency, accountability and integrity to a political process now corrupted by political advertising paid for by special interest donors. We do this by empowering citizens to be the change they want to see by easily sharing, with their social and family networks, political candidates speaking about their positions on important issues. All videos are unedited except for start and stop times, providing a pundit-free forum to help voters make better-informed decisions.​
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