COLORADO SUN: Both Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper claim credit for Colorado’s economy. But how much do they deserve?

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 4:30pm

For a decade before the coronavirus crisis, a wave of economic growth swept through the United States, and Colorado was at its crest. The state’s economy outpaced the nation in key indicators like gross domestic product growth and unemployment, data points that earned recognition as the best economy in the nation. 

It’s a compelling tale that Sen. Cory Gardner and former Gov. John Hickenlooper are invoking in the U.S. Senate contest. Both claim partial credit for creating the economic boom during their time in office, whether through votes or policies, and both say they are best to help lead the state out of the current recession.

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“I was in the House and the Senate while we were working to create jobs and opportunity for the state of Colorado,” said Gardner, who is endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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