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#MeToo dominated Colorado’s 2018 legislative session. But advocates ask: Did anything change?
"Year in March one member of the general assembly was voted out of office by his peers, but others hung onto their seats. Even after allegations against them were found credible now one week before election day, Colorado public radio's Bente Berkeley reports on whether the metoo movement has done anything to change Colorado politics, and we should warn listeners. This story contains a description of sexually inappropriate behavior. Hey, how're you doing? My name's fate. Democratic state Representative faith winter is knocking on doors in the northern suburbs of Denver. She's running to unseat a Republican state Senator Democrats are pinning a lot of their hopes on winter. Republicans only have a slim one seat majority in the Senate and winter could change that. And I hope to earn your vote and there's something else. Notable about this campaign last year winter came to me accusing former democratic state Representative Steve Webb sock of sexual harassment that led to an investigation by an outside firm that found the allegations from winter and four other women credible left sock was removed from office coming. Forward was scary in rest my career to do it. But she says the issue isn't something voters frequently bring up to her and her Republican opponent and current state Senator Beth Martinez humidity. Says she hears frustration with the way, the metoo movement going actually what I have heard is that people are tired of hearing about it. And I think that it's actually affecting the folks that are wanting to bring forth claims see the point where they may not want to because they don't want it played out in the media on the campaign trail, neither candidate is going out of their way to talk about their role in the metoo movement or sexual harassment winter voted to expel a member of the house, while Martinez Humanika voted to keep a different Senator who was accused of sexual harassment and she stands by that vote. There was too much reasonable doubt in not enough credible evidence there the Senator Republican Randy Baumgartner denied the allegations that he grabbed and slapped a staffers buttocks twice in twenty sixteen yet an investigator found them credible days after the expulsion vote failed mostly along party lines. Eight other people's allegations against him were also found credible Martinez. Says she never read the second investigative report Katharina Burge's, the former staffer who filed the first complaint, I think it is considered a settled matter. And I think it's a non issue to most Colorado Burge says she's disappointed that what's happening in Colorado isn't more top of mind for voters who can ultimately hold lawmakers accused of misconduct accountable. I don't see myself as a movement. I see myself as a person who told the truth, and what was happening was destructive. Sadly, I don't even want to go back to the capital anymore because I've lost faith in the people who run the capital. Meanwhile, Coloradans are watching to see if this race will tip the balance of power in the state house next year for NPR news. I'm Ben to Brooklyn in Denver.
London, Florida and Michael Hancock discussed on Mandy Connell
"Five seventy madeleine these guys are real estate elevated climate change i guess i haven't made up my mind yet but i do know you can never be sure what our weather's gonna be from one day to the next know what to expect with colorado's news traffic and weather station iheartradio station we newsradio time is one thirty good afternoon i'm susan witkin secretary of state rex tillerson's talking about his firing tillerson says he's focused on an orderly and smooth transition in this tap deputy secretary of state john sullivan to lead the state department until a new secretary is confirmed by the senate the president is nominating cia director mike pompeo as secretary of state tillerson last day will be march thirty first the president has picked gina house bowl to replace pompeo at the cia she's the first woman chosen to run the spy agency and currently serves as the deputy director of the cia governor hickenlooper says he is reluctant to talk about sexual harassment issues involving state senator randy baumgartner and denver mayor michael hancock everybody wants everybody to a pine on everything john always constructive asked about the denver mayor today the governor says what happens next is up to city council and is the baumgartner case the governor says he's found that anytime he tells lawmakers what to do it doesn't go very well british police now investigating the death of another russian exile in london nikolai glushkov was found dead in his home in south london he was a close associated of leading critic of ladimir putin in florida prosecutors say they are seeking the death penalty for nicholas cruise the student charge and the parkland school massacre cruises attorney called the announcement unexpected saying cruise was ready to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence the dow down one hundred seventy one points right now the s and p five hundred losing eighteen the nasdaq off seventy nine our next news updates at two o'clock i'm susan witkin koa newsradio eight fifty am and ninety four one fm traffic and weather together now here's rick morgan.