"The GOP incumbent is linked to Trump, while the moderate, pro-fracking, former Democratic governor is called “Frackenlooper” by progressives."
"Incumbent Cory Gardner, often called the Senate's most vulnerable Republican in 2020, is trying to ride the Trump wave, while dodging the GOP's label as anti-climate.
Progressive Democrats are lukewarm on former Gov. John Hickenlooper, but he's still favored to turn Colorado's Senate delegation from purple to blue in this election.
This summer's Pine Gulch wildfire, the largest-ever in Colorado history, could help fuel a Democratic victory to help flip the Senate majority and spark a national climate policy."