John Walsh drops out of Colorado’s Democratic US Senate primary, endorses John Hickenlooper | 2020-election

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John Walsh, a former U.S. attorney for Colorado, on Wednesday suspended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat and endorsed primary rival John Hickenlooper, saying that the state’s former governor “offers our best clear opportunity to defeat Cory Gardner next year.”

Walsh, who entered the race in April, is the second Democrat to withdraw from the crowded primary field since Hickenlooper entered the race on Aug. 21 after mounting an unsuccessful White House bid. Last week, former state Sen. Mike Johnston, the fundraising leader among the Democratic Senate candidates, suspended his campaign but didn’t make an endorsement.

Walsh said in an email to supporters Tuesday morning that he intends to support the party’s nominee but has concluded that…

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