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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:34 AM

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Source: LA Times

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner.

Hickenlooper last year brushed off entreaties from Washington Democrats to challenge Gardner, widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican senator in the country. Instead he mounted a long-shot presidential campaign that collapsed before it ended in mid-August. Many Colorado Democratic and Republican strategists began to view a Hickenlooper entry into the Senate race as inevitable at that point.

Hickenlooper, an oil geologist turned brewpub owner who decided to run for Denver mayor in 2003 and won two gubernatorial elections, has loomed over Colorado politics for two decades. But his moderate, consensus-oriented approach may not be as good a fit in a state shifting to the left. Numerous Democrats — all younger than the 67-year-old former governor — announced their challenges to Gardner after Hickenlooper shifted his sights to the White House, and none has indicated he or she would step aside now. Indeed, one, state Sen. Angela Williams, warned “this won’t be a coronation.”

Some of the candidates raised almost as much campaign money as Hickenlooper did in his brief presidential bid. But national Democrats have been nervous that a messy and expensive primary would lead to a damaged challenger facing Gardner, widely acknowledged as a skilled politician and fundraiser. Though he will have to fight for the nomination, Hickenlooper is widely viewed as the front-runner because of his high name identification in the state and good standing among its Democrats.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-08-22/john-hickenlooper-senate-run-colorado

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MissMillie Aug 22 #3
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 22 #5
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:35 AM

1. He's already polling 13 points ahead of Gardner--even before announcing.

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:40 AM

2. Excellent!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 09:50 AM

3. re-taking the Senate

would be a thing of beauty

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:16 PM

4. Yesss!

Go get 'em, Governor!

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:05 PM

5. Good

We need to retake the Senate.

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:49 PM

6. Yay! I giant step forward towards the Moscow Mitch Demotion Fiesta

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