Ex-Presidential Candidate Hickenlooper to Run for Senate

Brian Snyder/Reuters

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race last week, said on Thursday he will run for a Senate seat in the state instead.

Hickenlooper, 67, remains popular in Colorado and has been urged by numerous Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, to challenge incumbent Republican Cory Gardner for his Senate seat.

“I’m running to give Colorado’s priorities and values a voice in Washington,” Hickenlooper said on his website.

“Right now we’re represented by a senator who works to undo our progress by voting 99% of the time with Donald Trump and going along with (Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell’s obstruction and partisan political games.”

Hickenlooper was among several Democrats in a large 2020 field who struggled with low opinion poll numbers and faced calls to run instead in other competitive races.

Jay Inslee withdrew from the race on Wednesday and was widely expected to run for a third term as Washington Governor, cutting the number of Democrats remaining in the race to 22.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; editing by John Stonestreet)

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Tom Bodine
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Go ahead Colorado elect another Demo-🐀 and soon you will look like California.

Screwtape
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Good. Both Hickenlooper and WA’s Insley were nobodies who FAILED to do the jobs they were elected to do. It’s almost criminal and stupid that they can keep those jobs while trying for others.

What other job would allow one to do that and advertise it? Oh right, we’re talking the government, not the private sector.

Bob
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I personally will support the Republican that hickenpooper is trying to replace in ANY way I can. Thank goodness jay inslut dropped out of the race too.

Charles
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Charles

So will this mean even more stoned individuals on the streets of Colorado than usual. Colorado is a piss hole since California style democrats have moved in. We couldn’t walk down the street without stepping over a dirt bag or go a block without some panhandler begging for pot money.

Otis
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He stands a much better chance running for Senate that staying in the Dimwit Dumbocrat Presidential race.

Elmer Yee
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Elmer Yee

At least this cull can stay inside the ruined state of CO.

Phoenix
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Good.

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