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John Hickenlooper Becomes Colorado Governor

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper met the freezing temperatures of his inauguration with sunny optimism and a warm outreach to all office-holders Tuesday, proclaiming that Colorado will establish a new bipartisanship in order to help businesses retain and grow jobs. Hickenlooper, a Democrat, took the oath of office as Colorado’s 42nd governor on the west steps of the Capitol. Colorado Supreme Court Justice Michael Bender also swore in Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and the three Republicans holding the other three statewide offices: Attorney General John Suthers, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Treasurer Walker Stapleton.

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