Another Democratic top name running for the US Senate…..
Democrats would like a Senate majority to go with a Presidential White House change….
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race one week ago, announced Thursday that he will challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020.
“I don’t think Cory Gardner understands that the games he’s playing with Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are hurting the people of Colorado,” Hickenlooper said in a campaign video, filmed in a pool hall, which touched on pre-existing conditions, prescription drug prices, the protection of public lands and climate change.
“Look, I’m a straight shooter. I’ve always said Washington was a lousy place for a guy like me who wants to get things done,” Hickenlooper said. “But this is no time to walk away from the table. I know changing Washington is hard, but I want to give it a shot.”
In his video statement released last Thursday marking the end of his White House campaign, Hickenlooper said he’s heard from many Coloradans who want him to jump into the race against Gardner, widely considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans up for re-election next year.
“They remind me how much is at stake for our country. And our state,” Hickenlooper said of those urging him to mount a Senate bid. “I intend to give that some serious thought.”
Hickenlooper was one of a handful of Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump who came under pressure from party officials to abandon his campaign in favor of a run for Senate, where a Democratic administration’s agenda could be hobbled by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke have faced similar calls…
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