clearn.png
Wednesday September 18th, 2019 10:48PM

Leading Democrat ends Senate bid now that Hickenlooper is in

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

DENVER (AP) — A leading candidate in the crowded Colorado Senate Democratic primary is ending his campaign.

Former state Sen. Mike Johnston becomes the first casualty of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's late entry into the race. Hickenlooper last month dropped his presidential bid and instead announced he wanted to challenge Sen. Cory Gardner, seen as the nation's most vulnerable Republican senator.

Johnston had raised $3.4 million, more money than Hickenlooper raised for his presidential campaign. But Hickenlooper dominates among the more establishment wing of the Democratic Party and has high name recognition in the state.

In a statement Tuesday, Johnston said he realizes now that winning the primary would require "an expensive and negative campaign." He said he wasn't willing to do that.

There are still 11 Democrats in the primary.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Elections, General Election News, General Presidential Election News, General Senate Election News, AP Elections - Campaigns
© Copyright 2019 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Pence defends stay at Trump property in Ireland
Pence defends his decision to stay at a Trump property in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he's enriching Trump at taxpayer expense
4:26PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Floridians hope Dorian's economic impact will be temporary
With Hurricane Dorian weakening and expected turn to the north, that should spare Florida from the kind of economic damage seen from previous storms
4:10PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Clemson's Lawrence closes book on Georgia Tech opener
No worries: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows he didn't play his best in opener
4:07PM ( 25 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Sen. Manchin says he won't run for West Virginia governor
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says he's staying put in the U.S. Senate and won't run for governor
3:23PM ( 1 hour ago )
McConnell says he's waiting on Trump to chart path on guns
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's waiting for the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation following another mass shooting in Texas
3:09PM ( 1 hour ago )
US hits Iran space agency with sanctions over missile work
The Trump administration is for the first time hitting Iran's space agency with sanctions, accusing it of developing ballistic missiles under cover of a civilian research program
3:07PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
The Latest: Brexit: Dutch leader says no new UK proposals
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he has not seen any new British proposals to break the Brexit deadlock
11:29AM ( 5 hours ago )
The Latest: Corbyn assails Boris Johnson over Brexit
Britain's opposition leader has attacked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for trying to run a "cabal" from Downing Street in order to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal despite the costs
11:19AM ( 5 hours ago )
The Latest: UK govt loses working majority after defection
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost his working majority after a Conservative Party lawmaker defected to another party amid the Brexit crisis
11:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
AP Online Congress News
Biden, Buttigieg say no compromises on overhauling gun laws
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, moderates who project themselves as pragmatic collaborators, are taking a no-compromise approach on the overhaul of the nation's gun laws after the latest spate of mass shootings
6:30PM ( 22 hours ago )
Buttigieg racing to build person-to-person network in Iowa
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is building up his organization in Iowa this month with an army of peer-to-peer foot soldiers as he eyes the state's early caucus
5:51PM ( 22 hours ago )
The Latest: Brexit: Boris Johnson doesn't want election
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he doesn't want an election and has urged legislators not to undercut Britain's negotiating position with the European Union
1:20PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Elections
War-weary Afghans have little voice in their country's fate
War-weary Afghans have little voice in their country's fate as US and Taliban approach a deal
10:24PM ( 1 day ago )
War-weary Afghans see little voice in their country's fate
War-weary Afghans see little voice in their country's fate as US and Taliban approach a deal
1:38PM ( 2 days ago )
Big tech or big labor? 2020 Democrats line up with unions
Most major Democratic White House hopeful have waded into a California clash between labor unions and tech giants such as Uber and Lyft over the definition of work in a changing economy, in a rare case of presidential politics in a state policy debate
8:35AM ( 2 days ago )
General Election News
Jailed tycoon among Tunisia's 26 presidential candidates
A jailed media magnate is among the 26 candidates who are running in Tunisia's presidential election next month, which will be a crucial test for the North African nation's young democracy
4:44PM ( 2 days ago )
Trump cancelling Poland trip is a blow for ruling populists
President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a planned trip to Poland to deal with a hurricane comes as a sharp blow to Poland's populist government, which had been counting on the visit for a boost ahead of October elections
3:38AM ( 4 days ago )
DNC to recommend scrapping Iowa, Nevada virtual caucus plans
The Democratic National Committee will recommend scrapping state plans to offer a virtual, telephone-based caucus next year due to security concerns, sources tell the Associated Press
1:10AM ( 4 days ago )
General Presidential Election News
McSally gets GOP primary challenger in Arizona Senate race
A Phoenix-area business owner says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in the Republican primary
10:28PM ( 5 days ago )
Ex-Kansas governor seeks primary challenger for Rep. Watkins
Former Kansas Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer is urging the state treasurer to drop his Senate bid and instead challenge freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in the GOP primary
6:14PM ( 6 days ago )
Joe Kennedy mulls Senate run against Markey in Massachusetts
Rep. Joe Kennedy, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, says he is weighing a challenge to veteran Sen. Edward Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary
6:08PM ( 1 week ago )
General Senate Election News
Israeli PM infuses campaign with anti-media incitement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off the unofficial start of his new election campaign with a move straight out of his old playbook: attacking the media and pandering to his nationalist base
12:34PM ( 2 days ago )
Issa moves toward challenging indicted US Rep Duncan Hunter
Darrell Issa, a former top Republican in the U.S. House who gained fame as President Barack Obama's chief congressional antagonist, has formed an exploratory committee to challenge indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter
11:31PM ( 4 days ago )
10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut
10 Democrats in the wide field of contenders qualify for September debate, with several others missing cut
8:56AM ( 5 days ago )
AP Elections - Campaigns
Pence defends stay at Trump property in Ireland
Pence defends his decision to stay at a Trump property in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he's enriching Trump at taxpayer expense
4:26PM ( 7 minutes ago )
Floridians hope Dorian's economic impact will be temporary
With Hurricane Dorian weakening and expected turn to the north, that should spare Florida from the kind of economic damage seen from previous storms
4:10PM ( 23 minutes ago )
Clemson's Lawrence closes book on Georgia Tech opener
No worries: Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence knows he didn't play his best in opener
4:07PM ( 26 minutes ago )
The Latest: Relative: 5 members of same family on boat
A relative says five people from one Northern California family are missing and presumed dead after the scuba diving boat they were on burned near a Southern California island
4:03PM ( 30 minutes ago )
AP source: Texas shooter purchased AK rifle at private sale
A law enforcement official says a gunman who killed seven people in West Texas had obtained his AR-style rifle through a private sale, evading a federal background check
4:02PM ( 31 minutes ago )