Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper told a local television station that it should be "protecting" him against an ethics complaint that alleges he improperly received gifts while governor of Colorado.
An ethics investigation into Senate candidate John Hickenlooper (D.) will proceed as the commission tasked with looking into the allegations voted to throw out a motion to dismiss a complaint alleging he improperly accepted jet travel on numerous occasions.
John Hickenlooper has requested and received an extension on filing his financial disclosures from the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, meaning his disclosures will not be due until Dec. 20, according to the committee's website.
One of the top intra-party challengers for the Democratic Senate nomination in Colorado suspended his campaign on Tuesday, clearing away one of the toughest obstacles former Governor John Hickenlooper faced when he joined the contest after dropping his failing presidential bid.
Leaked emails revealed a host of Democratic leaders in Colorado voicing frustration with and opposition to John Hickenlooper's decision to drop his presidential run in favor of pursuing the party's nomination for a U.S. Senate run next November.