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Hickenlooper Known For Wacky Campaign Commercials

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John Hickenlooper

River to River's "Home State View" series helps us understand how the presidential candidates are viewed as leaders in the states they call home. Host Ben Kieffer interviews journalists who have spent years covering the candidates. We get the little-known details about each hopeful's history. Click the "play" button to listen.

Kieffer talks with Megan Verlee, public affairs reporter for Colorado Public Radio.  Verlee talks about the  backlash Hickenlooper faced over strengthening gun control regulations in 2013, in the wake of the mass shoot at a movie theatre in Aurora, and his work across the aisle with Republican cabinet members.  Verlee also talks about Hickenlooper's infamously wacky campaign commercials.