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Hickenlooper Exits as O'Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race


Added 08-17-19 06:40:07am EST - “John Hickenlooper said he would give “serious thought” to a Senate run, Beto O’Rourke reset the focus of his campaign and Stacey Abrams laid out her 2020 plans.” - Nytimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nytimes.com: “Hickenlooper Exits as O’Rourke Presses On: This Week in the 2020 Race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

John Hickenlooper said he would give “serious thought” to a Senate run, Beto O’Rourke reset the focus of his campaign and Stacey Abrams laid out her 2020 plans.

Here’s our quick weekly catch-up on the presidential campaign and the field of 24 — well, make that 23 — candidates for the Democratic nomination.

On Tuesday, my colleague Reid J. Epstein reported that former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado was talking to Democrats about ending his presidential bid and entering the race for his state’s Republican-held Senate seat.

Two days later, Mr. Hickenlooper announced his 2020 campaign was over. And he left the door open to a Senate run.

Colorado is a purple battleground state, and flipping the seat currently held by Senator Cory Gardner is all but mandatory if Democrats hope to have any chance of retaking the Senate.

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