CO Senate: Hickenlooper Fundraises Off of COVID-19

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 10:00 AM
CO Senate: Hickenlooper Fundraises Off of COVID-19

Source: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File

Former Governor of Colorado, one-time presidential hopeful and current candidate for the U.S. Senate, John Hickenlooper, followed suit of fellow Democratic candidates during COVID-19. As Iowa Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield did on Thursday, Hickenlooper sent a fundraising plea to supporters, claiming that the global health pandemic is “impacting” his ability to fundraise:

"So, I need to be honest with you: just as this pandemic has surely impacted you and your family, it has impacted our campaign, too.

We’ve canceled our in-person fundraisers. Our average online contribution has unsurprisingly dropped in the last week. And my campaign manager is working overtime to rework our paid media budget, just as Mitch McConnell’s super PAC booked millions of dollars in ads to help our opponent," Hickenlooper said in a fundraising email.

Hickenlooper also echoed the partisan talking points pushed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), claiming that the emergency bill Sen. Schumer helped craft does not bring the American people economic relief:

Hickenlooper leads incumbent GOP Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) in most polls, but recently lost the state’s Democratic caucus by a huge margin to his progressive primary challenger, and withdrew from Colorado’s assembly process:

A favorite of Sen. Schumer for the Senate map in November, Hickenlooper’s electability will be put to the test in Colorado’s June 30th Senate primary.