Candidate Profile
John Hickenlooper

Democrat , Colorado

Biography

Name
John Hickenlooper
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Very Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

31
314 Action, AFSCME Council 18, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund, Barack Obama, *Black Economic Alliance PAC, BOLD PAC and 25 more

Others

2
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), TogetherFund PAC

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
25
314 Action (2020), ActBlue (2020), Andrew Romanoff (2014), Andy Beshear (2019), Barack Obama (2013), Bend The Arc Jewish Action (2020) and 19 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
170
2020 Senate Impact (2020), 314 Action (2020), A New Direction PAC (2020), AAPI Victory Fund (2020), Abel J. Tapia (2017), ActBlue (2020) and 164 more

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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iVoterGuide Note:  He is against fetal heartbeat laws and supports access to abortion. "The constitutionally protected right to an abortion is one essential component of a comprehensive approach to reproductive health care. I support organizations like Planned Parenthood."  Source  Source

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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iVoterGuide Note:  He supports the USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA. "Let's hope all 3 countries can move ahead with the new trade agreement with certainty, with protections for Colorado farmers, workers and businesses." He opposes President Donald Trump's trade policy and tariffs on goods from China and the European Union. He supports raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.  Source  Source

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

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Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

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Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

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iVoterGuide Note:  He believes that health care is a right, not a privilege. "I believe universal coverage is possible—and necessary. As governor, I expanded Medicaid to an additional 400,000 Coloradans. I will support funding for NIH, the CDC, and other research institutions that move our country forward." He also established a state exchange.  Source  Source

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

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Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "I think we should have the largest expansion of free skills and free community colleges in the history of this country. Community colleges offer flexible, industry-aligned credentials, and should be accessible tuition-free for those who need it."  Source  Source


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "We also updated the state’s prohibition on profiling for law enforcement to include sexual orientation and gender identity and implemented new rules in the Colorado Civil Rights Division to include additional protections for the LGBTQ community. I am committed to supporting a policy agenda that fully reflects today’s inclusive, intersectional movement for LGBTQ rights. If elected, I will advocate for legislation that protects LGBTQ individuals against discrimination and furthers the cause of equal rights for every American." He supports passage of the Equality Act.  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

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Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

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2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

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iVoterGuide Note:  He will "fight for comprehensive, common-sense policies to tackle gun violence,” including universal background checks, restoring assault weapons ban, and magazine limits."  Source


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

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Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

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