Gov. John Hickenlooper Drops out of 2020 Presidential Race
HICKENLOOPER: “I know that when people work hard enough to get past their differences, you could make amazing progress. That’s what we did in Colorado, and I’m so proud to travel the country and tell people that change is possible when you work together. That’s how Colorado made sure 94% of our people have health coverage. That’s how we took on the NRA and now have universal background checks. That’s how we went from being the 40th in job growth to the number one economy in the country. We worked together. I’m also proud of the campaign I ran. I want to thank each of you, the leaders across this country, who supported this campaign, those of you who invested financially and the thousands more of you who made investments of your time and energy and ideas. Thank you all so much. I will always be grateful to our incredible staff who worked their hearts out these past six months. You did — you did great work against long odds. And of course, I have a wonderful circle of friends and colleagues, a remarkable son and an amazing wife. They mean the world to me. People want to know what comes next for me. I’ve heard from so many Coloradans who want me to run for the United States Senate. They remind me how much is at stake for our country and our state. I intend to give that some serious thought. I’ve been a geologist, small businessman, a mayor, a governor, a candidate for president of the United States. At each step I’ve always looked forward with hope, and I always will. Thank you."