BREAKING: New domain registrations suggest @Hickenlooper is about to make the jump to the 2020 #cosen race, where he would become the immediate frontunner to take on @SenCoryGardner. https://t.co/vhgcwIlUhi #copolitics #copols #coleg pic.twitter.com/sq51FpR8WN
— Colorado Pols (@coloradopols) August 2, 2019
We don’t normally draw attention to our own social media content, but the Tweet you can see above from Friday pointing to our post on new domains registered by Curtis Hubbard, a close political ally of Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, apparently getting ready for Hickenlooper to make the long-desired switch from the presidential race to taking on Sen. Cory Gardner in Colorado’s 2020 marquee U.S. Senate race obliges us to make an exception.
Hubbard was quick to note when asked that he registered the domains “of his own accord,” but that didn’t stop the potential word that Hickenlooper would change races from rapidly going viral–in our case resulting in the above tweet being Retweeted over 1,700 times and liked by a record (for us) over 7,700 Twitter users. In addition almost 800 replies to our Tweet overwhelmingly express joy at Hickenlooper making such a move, many offering to donate money to Hick’s Senate campaign as soon as there’s a place to do it.
With so many across the nation watching to see what Hickenlooper’s next move will be, we figured news of these domains would provoke some interest. The explosion of positive support we saw on Friday tells us that Hickenlooper made enough of a positive impression in his longshot presidential run to remain a viable, even more desirable Senate contender for Colorado. If Hickenlooper hadn’t run for president, would there be thousands of people nationwide lining up to cheer him on to run for Senate?
One door closes, another opens.