DENVER (AP) – John Hickenlooper’s team has urged him to scrap his struggling presidential campaign and instead run for a Senate seat in his home state of Colorado. So far, the former governor has refused.

That’s according to a Democrat familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations.

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Politico first reported the conversations between Hickenlooper and his team.

Hickenlooper’s campaign manager and national finance director are leaving his Democratic presidential bid. His spokeswoman says she’ll soon follow suit.

A dozen Democrats have already announced challenges to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020. Two announced this week that they raised $1 million-plus in the past quarter.

That’s more than Hickenlooper is thought to have raised for his presidential bid over the same period.

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Comments (4)
  1. Robert Chase says:

    Hack would be a bad Senator; only in the wake of the election of the Anti-President could anyone imagine him to be presidential material.

    1. Maxine Power says:

      He’d still be a better Senator than Cory Gardner, the NRA’s poster child.

  2. Codswallop Hogwash says:

    And he would still be a better President than the vast majority of those Dumocrats, like AOC, Kamella Harris, the fake Indian woman, and most of the others.

  3. Daniel Mewhinney says:

    He’s absolute garbage; didn’t introduce any worthwhile ideas.
    I’m ashamed to have had him as governor.