RNC SALE: 60% Off VIP Membership!
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: Trump Officially Nominated at Republican Convention
World of Chaos
Did an FBI Employee Express Displeasure That Trump Survived Assassination Attempt?
Is Biden's Dismal Campaign Making NY a Battleground State?
That's Not What He Said: NBC News Appears to Clean Up Biden's Address
Biden Admin Declares '100 Percent Support' for Secret Service After Trump Nearly Assassina...
Trump Announces VP Pick
Here's Who Will Speak at the Republican National Convention
First Episode of 'The View' After Trump Assassination Attempt Was Something Else
MSNBC Serves an Empty Mug: ‘Morning Joe’ Gets Pulled Immediately After Trump’s Assassinati...
Here’s What Trump Said About Project 2025’s Abortion Platform
Here's When Congress Will Hold a Hearing on the Attempted Assassination of Trump
AOC Compares Trump to ‘Fascism’ One Day After Assassination Attempt
Biden Mega-Donor Who Wanted to Make Trump an 'Actual Martyr' Weighs in on...
Tipsheet

Hickenlooper Announces He's Running for President

(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday he is running for president.

“I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington but we also need to get things done,” he said in a video. 

Advertisement

“I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver,” he added.

He also targeted President Trump and said one reason he’s running is because “we’re facing a crisis that threatens everything we stand for.”

In his video, Hickenlooper spotlighted the challenges he faced during his first term as governor, from the historic recession to devastating droughts and forest fires and floods to the 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora.

“We beat the NRA by enacting universal background checks and banning high capacity magazines,” he touted.

Hickenlooper also highlighted passing through a divided legislature health care legislation that now covers “nearly 95 percent of all Coloradans.” And he spotlighted bringing environmentalists and fossil fuel companies together to create “the toughest methane emission laws in the country” and moving the state from “40th in job growth to the number one economy in America.”

The listing of his progressive achievements is aimed at blunting perceptions of Hickenlooper as a moderate Democrat not in lockstep with the base. (FoxNews.com)

Advertisement

Hickenlooper joins a crowded field of Democratic candidates vying for the party's nomination in 2020 and is the second governor to join the race, with Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee making his announcement last week. 

“John Hickenlooper is the latest tax-and-spend liberal to join the race. But according to Hickenlooper, he’s actually ‘a lot more progressive’ than his far-left opponents. In a primary dominated by socialist policies like the $93 trillion ‘Green New Deal,’ that puts him way outside the mainstream,” RNC Communications Director Michael Ahrens said in a statement about the governor's announcement. 

Sponsored

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement