DENVER (CBS4)– President Donald Trump reacted on Thursday to John Hickenlooper’s announced bid for U.S. Senate. Hickenlooper made the announcement early Thursday morning.
.@SenCoryGardner has done a fantastic job representing the people of Colorado. He really knows how to win. Strong on Crime, Borders & the 2nd A, Cory fights hard for our Military & Vets. John Hickenlooper is badly damaged after his horrible run for President. Big Primary trouble!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
Trump tweeted his support for Sen. Cory Gardner, the Republican incumbent, saying that he “has done a fantastic job representing the people of Colorado.” And that “He really knows how to win.”READ MORE: 911 Calls In Denver On Hold: 'It Was Frightening' Says Caller
He said Hickenlooper is “badly damaged after his horrible run for President.” Hickenlooper exited the presidential race earlier this month.
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“Look, I’m a straight shooter. I’ve always said Washington is a lousy place for a guy like me who wants to get things done. 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,” Hickenlooper said in his campaign announcement.
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Hickenlooper is joining a crowded Democratic primary race in Colorado that includes Mike Johnston, Alice Madden, Andrew Romanoff and Daniel Baer.