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Colorado Governor: ‘Certain Resentment’ Against Bloomberg Group

Michael Bloomberg’s involvement in Colorado’s recent recall election was bound to doom the Democratic incumbents, according to the state’s governor, John Hickenlooper. He said Colorado residents tend to begrudge outside money, like the $350,000 Bloomberg put in to help fight the recall.

“Colorado, like a lot of western states, we’re very self-determined: We like to solve our own problems with our own people,” Hickenlooper said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning. “Outside money coming in is generally not welcomed by middle-of-the-road voters who help decide these things.”

He added that there is a “certain resentment” by Coloradans about outside money coming in from Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group, as well the National Rifle Association.

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