John Hickenlooper is entering the race for Senate. The former Colorado Governor is hoping to unseat GOP Senator Cory Gardner. He made the announcement a week after dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. In his launch video he remarked:
“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, we ought to be working together to move this country forward and stop this political nonsense.”
I’ve always said Washington is a lousy place for a guy like me who knows how to get things done. But this is no time to walk away. Changing DC is hard, but I’m not done fighting for the people of Colorado. I'm running for U.S. Senate. Join us: https://t.co/v7THnZZ9aB #COSen pic.twitter.com/iiQXOUrRhJ
— John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) August 22, 2019
Colorado has become increasingly blue in recent years, and likely represents Democrats’ best opportunity to flip a GOP-held Senate seat…. National Democrats view Gardner, who won narrowly in 2014, as a weak incumbent regardless of their nominee, but believe Hickenlooper’s experience and name identification in the state would make him the safest bet for the must-win race.