COLORADO SPRINGS — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper, his Democratic challenger, have agreed to participate in a second debate airing on News5 beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.
This debate will be hosted by Denver7, The Denver Post and Colorado Public Radio News. News5 will air the full debate from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. over the air, on our website, Facebook page, and streaming apps on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV. Click here to learn how to watch News5 on OTT platforms.
The first debate between Gardner and Hickenlooper took place virtually at Pueblo Community College last Friday, monitored by the editor of the Pueblo Chieftain.
Topics discussed include the Affordable Care Act, replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and their top priorities for reopening Colorado after the pandemic.
Both campaigns have challenged one another to a series of debates, but the sides have been unable to agree on most of them so far.
The Colorado U.S. Senate race is among the most closely-watched races in the country this year as Republicans work to keep their Senate majority and Democrats try to retain their House majority and win back the Senate.