Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Washington Post Covers Hickenlooper’s Ethics Problems

Jennifer Oldham, Washington Post reporter, covered John Hickenlooper’s ethics controversy and speculated on the impact it could have on the senate primary. My contribution was that Andrew Romanoff would need to get the ethics issue into the campaign narrative with advertising and social media. I suggested the issue damaged Hickenlooper’s reputation and others in the article suggested it could help Cory Gardner if Hickenlooper is the nominee.

“The question is whether Romanoff can get it sufficiently in the political atmosphere,” said Floyd Ciruli, director of the Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Denver.

“It clearly hurt the governor’s reputation as being honest — he’s always tried to maintain a reputation of being clean,” he added. “As a matter of fact, he took a shower once with his clothes on to argue he wasn’t going to go negative in campaigns.”

Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper testifies remotely during a
state ethics commission hearing, June 5, 2020 | Screenshot courtesy
of Colorado Independent Ethics Commission/Webexormer 

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