Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Launches His Presidential Campaign


Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday morning that he is launching his presidential campaign.

“I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done,”Hickenlooper says in a video announcing his candidacy. “I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver.”

“I’m running for president because we’re facing a crisis that threatens everything we stand for,” Hickenlooper says in the video as images of Trump play. “As a skinny kid with coke bottle glasses and a funny last name, I’ve stood up to my fair share of bullies.”

Hickenlooper is now the second governor to enter the crowded 2020 race after Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced a run last week.

The field of Democrats is now at 14 candidates, including six senators.

Hickenlooper also previously served as Mayor of Denver.


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