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Hickenlooper could be picking a new No. 2 from deep Democratic bench

LYNN BARTELS Updated: February 1, 2013 at 12:00 am

Political observers say Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has a wealth of Democrats to chose from should his lieutenant governor resign to head a federal agency.

"They really do have a deep bench of talent," said Republican Mike Beasley, a longtime Capitol lobbyist.

"The governor's got a plethora of good people to choose from," echoed House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver.

Reuters reported Thursday that Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become secretary of the Department of Labor, but there is no word on when a decision will be made.

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