DENVER (AP) — John Hickenlooper’s Colorado Senate run has pushed another Democrat out of the party’s crowded primary. Former U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Wednesday he was suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner.
Walsh endorsed Hickenlooper as the most electable Democrat in the field.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash East Of Silverthorne Causing 2 Hour Delays On Westbound I-70
Hickenlooper is a former two-term Colorado governor who shrugged off Democratic pleas to challenge Gardner for a brief presidential bid. Last month he ended his White House ambitions and belatedly entered the Senate race. A dozen Democrats had already gotten in before Hickenlooper announced.READ MORE: PIT Maneuver By Police Brings Short Westminster Chase To An End
Walsh’s departure follows that of former State Sen. Mike Johnston, who dropped out last week because he didn’t want to attack Hickenlooper.MORE NEWS: VIDEO: Contractor Destroys Renovated Bathroom With Sledgehammer, Claims Nonpayment For Work
Gardner is considered the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country.