With Colorado’s legislative session right around the corner, statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland took some time to profile some of the new leaders at the Capitol. We begin with her profile of Governor-elect John Hickenlooper, who refers to himself as an unlikely politician. While the successful geologist turned brewpub owner may not have predicted a career in politics, many who have known him over the years say it’s a path that seems to fit. They paint a picture of a great storyteller with a funny exterior, who is also driven and ambitious; a man who is not afraid to think big and do things his own way. Bente Birkeland reports.

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