Lynne Runs as Hickenlooper Double

Democratic candidates discussed DACA on Friday.

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Danielle Bernstein
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne (D) “said she could not think of a single issue on which she and [current Gov. John] Hickenlooper (D) disagreed since the governor tapped her as the state’s second-in-command last March.” (The Colorado Independent)

DEMS TALK DACA. When “Colorado Democrats got together Friday in one of the only gatherings in the state to feature all five of their candidates for governor, … the Trump administration’s plans to end the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, dominated much of the conversation.” Former state Sen. Mike Johnston (D) “found a lot of support from the mostly local crowd, who applauded him for his efforts to help students who arrived in the U.S. as children and were having trouble obtaining in-state tuition.” Other candidates cited their families’ history as immigrants or working with DACA beneficiaries in the private and public sectors. (The Aspen Times)

SELF-FUNDING. Former state Rep. Victor Mitchell (R), who has “loaned more than $3 million to his bid for the GOP nomination for governor,” said the donation is “probably just a down payment” at “the Mesa County Republican Women monthly luncheon Monday. … Mitchell said he needs that money because of the intense competition he faces.” After addressing his own spending, “Mitchell bragged about his donors,” citing the number of individual small donations his campaign has received so far. (The Daily Sentinel)


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