In a video announcing his exit from the 2020 presidential race, John Hickenlooper said he'd give "some serious thought" to running for Senate in Colorado. https://t.co/vnpYC2R0I0
— Axios (@axios) August 15, 2019
Good for him realizing the inevitable. He decides to run for Senate, I’ll do a full standing ovation!
… The big picture: When Hickenlooper and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met at the beginning of the month, a source familiar with the meeting said Schumer made his hopes very clear.
– “You could be the person who is the firewall between Mitch McConnell staying as majority leader in 2021 or the Democrats taking the Senate,” the source said Schumer told Hickenlooper. “Chuck Schumer needs John Hickenlooper real bad.”
– Earlier this week, Axios reported on a Democratic group that launched a “Draft Hickenlooper” campaign to encourage him to drop out of the presidential race to run for Senate.