THURSDAY UPDATE: Watch Gov. John Hickenlooper’s gracious presidential race exit video, in which he pledges to seriously consider a run for the U.S. Senate:
I’ve heard from so many Coloradans who want me to run for the US Senate. They remind me how much is at stake for our country. And our state. I intend to give that some serious thought.
And this from Sen. Kamala Harris’ press secretary:
The @KamalaHarris + @Hickenlooper campaign friendship has been a fun thing to watch. Genuine affection between the two. If reports are true that he’s leaving the race, will certainly miss their on-the-trail encounters. pic.twitter.com/DSXP6aZet1
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) August 15, 2019
And for good measure, Sen. Elizabeth Warren:
It was inspiring to see @Hickenlooper’s commitment to bettering our country during his campaign. I’m looking forward to fighting alongside him as we work to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2020. https://t.co/gBXikfXaWh
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 15, 2019
As the Associated Press reports, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday will end his bid for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination:
John Hickenlooper is expected to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary on Thursday.
That’s according to a person close to the former Colorado governor who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly before the announcement and who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on condition of anonymity.
It is not expected that Hickenlooper will immediately announce his next steps — only that he is dropping out of the race for President. It has been looking increasingly likely in recent weeks that Hickenlooper is moving toward a run for U.S. Senate in Colorado.