You won’t believe who. It will blow your mind…
Former Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado announced on Thursday that he is pulling out of the presidential Democrat race of 2020.
“While this campaign didn’t have the outcome we were hoping for, every moment has been worthwhile and I’m thankful to everyone who supported this campaign and our entire team,” Hickenlooper said in a video announcing his departure from the race.
In March, the former Colorado legislator started his campaign for the White House, hoping to unite the nation. Instead, he quickly became a political punch line. “While this campaign didn’t have the outcome we were hoping for, every moment has been worthwhile,” he tweeted.
He positioned himself as a representative of common sense who could not be described by Republicans as a “socialist.” But in the crowded Democratic arena of about two dozen applicants, Hickenlooper could not make his voice heard.
It didn’t assist him being a mediocre debater and an unpredictable public speaker by Hickenlooper’s own admission. In the end, he could not scrape together enough money for many of his trademark quirky ads, only launching one in which avid beer drinkers toast Hickenlooper by comparing him to favorite brews.
In latest weeks, Hickenlooper has eased his denials of concern in the Senate as his campaign funds have diminished and other Democrats have intensified stress. He is said to have been requested by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to submit a Senate offer.
“A survey conducted late last month by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group found Hickenlooper leading the state Democratic Senate primary pack at 61 percent, with his closest competitor trailing at 10 percent,” reports The Hill.
“I’ve heard from so many Coloradans who want me to run for the United States Senate. They remind me how much is at stake for our country. And our state,” said Hickenlooper. “I intend to give that some serious thought.”