Bennet, Hickenlooper Barnstorm Iowa This Weekend

KDVR FOX 31’s Joe St. George reports:, Colorado’s so-far friendly presidential rivalry is headed east this weekend:

[Gov. John] Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit Sioux City, Carroll and Ames in Iowa beginning on Saturday, February 22.

However, now it is clear he may not be the only Coloradoan thinking about a run for President.

Sen. Michael Bennet is heading to Iowa this weekend for multiple stops.

Bennet will begin his tour in Dubuque and will add house parties and visits to farms to his agenda beginning on Thursday, February 21. Bennet will hold events in Iowa through Saturday.

Although the weather is forecast to clear up here in Colorado by the weekend, Iowa’s forecast calls for continued crappy with occasional wintry mix face-peltings through early next week. As anyone who has ever had to endure the kind of high humidity bone-chilling bitter cold weather they get in the Hawkeye State knows, you’re not going to tour the place in February unless you really want to be President.

So our two local entrants among a growing herd of presidential wannabes have got that going for them.

6 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:


  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    When the locals hear about this, they’ll be dancing in the streets of Gowrie and Schleswig, I’m sure . . . 

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    I still do not believe BOTH will run. Aren't they friends from back in day when Bennet was running the schools?

    • JohnInDenver says:

      I'm not certain about "friends." but Wikipedia shows the connections:

      While working for Anschutz, Bennet befriended fellow Wesleyan alumnus John Hickenlooper, informally advising the latter's successful campaign for mayor of Denver. Moving back into public service, Bennet served for two years as Hickenlooper's Chief of Staff.

      Bennet was appointed superintendent of Denver Public Schools on June 27, 2005, taking office on July 1.

      Hickenlooper obviously was one source of support for Ritter appointing Bennet as Senator.

  4. Zappatero says:

    A pro-fracking Democrat and a guy who thinks refinancing your student loan is a compelling issue. Did either of them see the results of the last election?

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