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Nov 27, 2013 12:01 AM by Juice Godfrey

Hickenlooper visits Moffat County

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper told northwest Colorado residents he wants them to feel that they're being represented like the rest of the state.

The Democratic governor spoke to about 200 people at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion Monday. The Craig Daily Press reports that Frank Moe, a business owner who attended, wanted to know if Hickenlooper's tour of the Western Slope would "translate into true concern and representation for rural Colorado."

Hickenlooper told attendees he thinks getting all perspectives are vital.

Rural voters in the state have been critical of Hickenlooper and Democrats controlling the Legislature because of new gun restrictions and renewable energy standards. Moffat County was among 11 counties this year that asked voters whether to secede from Colorado. Six counties voted no, including Moffat County.

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