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Hickenlooper enters Colorado governor's race
Denver Post ^ | January 12, 2010 | Lynn Bartels

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at denverpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: co2010; democrats; demprimary; denver; hickenlooper; illegalaliens
This is the guy who employs illegal aliens. Also, long knives out.
1 posted on 01/12/2010 5:27:52 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

HUCKABEE, HICKENLOOPER, LETS CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!


2 posted on 01/12/2010 5:33:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: AuntB; Liz

This is the politician whose illegal alien employee shot and killed a Denver police officer. And now the guy wants to be governor.


3 posted on 01/12/2010 5:34:32 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia; george76

Hickenblooper is an accessory to murder.


4 posted on 01/12/2010 5:45:14 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: La Lydia

The whole state gets to vote against this buffoon not just us few conservatives in Denver.


5 posted on 01/12/2010 6:09:41 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: La Lydia

Mayor John Chickenpooper?


6 posted on 01/13/2010 9:15:49 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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