Skip to comments.Hickenlooper enters Colorado governor's race
Posted on 01/12/2010 5:27:50 PM PST by La Lydia
Mayor John Hickenlooper announced his gubernatorial bid this afternoon, saying "I love Colorado every bit as much as I love Denver." Hickenlooper said his agenda is going to be about jobs... The packed news conference on the west side of the state Capitol attracted top Democratic leaders and Denver movers and shakers. Hickenlooper talked about being mayor and the measures he has helped push.
"We went to the voters every single time so we could decide what kind of city they could live in," he said.
Democrat Gov. Bill Ritter, whose unexpected decision to drop his re-election bid set off a gubernatorial scramble, was part of a crowd that stood behind the mayor as he talked....
Hickenlooper met with a potential rival, former House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, Monday night and again on Tuesday, fueling speculation that Romanoff was considering abandoning his U.S. Senate bid and switching instead to a run for governor. Asked about the meetings Tuesday, Hickenlooper declined to say what was discussed but said, "I didn't offer him a job and there was no deal."...
Hickenlooper on Monday also informed political consultant David Kenney, who had been running Ritter's re-election effort, that he'd wouldn't be working on his campaign. "He said he did not want me to have a formal role in his campaign," Kenney confirmed. "He said he was concerned that I'm a lobbyist, but I'm not a registered lobbyist." Kenney said he was stunned at the news, particularly because he was part of the inner circle that swept Hickenlooper to victory in the 2003 Denver mayor's race and he has already spent two years working on Ritter's campaign.
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HUCKABEE, HICKENLOOPER, LETS CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!
This is the politician whose illegal alien employee shot and killed a Denver police officer. And now the guy wants to be governor.
Hickenblooper is an accessory to murder.
The whole state gets to vote against this buffoon not just us few conservatives in Denver.
Mayor John Chickenpooper?