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COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE: Assessment of the Democratic field in governor’s race

Author: The Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board - June 6, 2018 - Updated: June 6, 2018

Crowded election primaries push candidates toward a party’s more extreme positions, as candidates know they must attract support from the base. That may explain why the four candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination appear less moderate than we have known them in the past.

As our state faces the monumental decision of choosing a new governor to replace term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper, The Gazette’s editorial board met with all four Democrats. We witnessed debates among them, including one sponsored by The Gazette.

Our due diligence left us impressed with the field. It also revealed policy positions starkly in contrast to our own, so much so we were unable to endorse.

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