Hickenlooper Launches Senate Bid To Unseat Cory Gardner

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 4: Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks to members of the media in front of the state Capitol about the recent mass shootings on August 4, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.Two mass shootings... DENVER, CO - AUGUST 4: Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks to members of the media in front of the state Capitol about the recent mass shootings on August 4, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.Two mass shootings occurred in less than than 24 hours over the weekend leaving many in shock. A total of 20 died in the El Paso shooting, followed by nine killed in Dayton, Ohio less than 24 hours later. Hickenlooper is running for President in 2020. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 22, 2019 7:47 a.m.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is launching a bid to topple Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), one of the most vulnerable members in the chamber, a week after dropping out of the presidential race.

In an announcement video Hickenlooper posted online, he shoots pool while decrying the “political nonsense” of Washington.

“I’ve always said Washington was a lousy place for a guy like me who wants to get things done,” he says, clad in jeans and a button down, strolling around the pub he owns. ” But this is not time to walk away from the table.”

“I’m not done fighting for the people of Colorado,” he concludes.

Watch here:

According to the Denver Post, there are already 11 Democrats in the primary for the race, with several confirming that they’d stay in despite Hickenlooper’s entry.

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