Former Gov. John Hickenlooper appears to be close to formally announcing his bid for President in 2020. As the Colorado Sun reports:
The former Colorado governor received a permit to hold an event March 7 in the amphitheater at Civic Center park, according to records obtained by The Colorado Sun. The disclosure comes a day after The Sun cited several sources close to Hickenlooper, a Democrat, who said the campaign was planning an event in Denver for the first week of March.
The location, in front of city hall and a block from the state Capitol, would allow the former Denver mayor and two-term governor to tell his story as the laid-off geologist turned brewpub owner who became the accidental politician.
The city issued a permit Wednesday to Sarah Feldmann, who is listed as the special projects director at Hickenlooper’s federal leadership PAC, for an event expected to start at 5 p.m. The application anticipates as many as 2,000 people will attend what is billed as a “celebration.” The campaign has considered a number of locations for the event and a spokesman declined Friday to confirm the details.
Hickenlooper is considered a long-shot for the Democratic nomination but sees a path as a moderate pragmatist in a race filled with partisan noise.
Hickenlooper is sort of doing the opposite of the old saying about the weather in the month of March. He won’t be entering the Presidential race from a lion’s perch, but as everyone knows, it’s much more important to end your campaign at the top of the political food chain.