Today is Dropout Friday, apparently. Former House Majority Leader Alice Madden is ending her bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate:
Madden 4th leading candidate to drop out since @Hickenlooper got into US Senate race. Former state House Speaker Duran’s surprise decision to take on longtime incumbent @RepDianaDeGette was the disaster many had predicted. #copolitics
— Michael Littwin (@mike_littwin) October 11, 2019
Madden’s Senate candidacy was really just getting started by the time it became clear that Gov. John Hickenlooper would be entering the race. Hickenlooper’s overwhelming advantage in both name ID and fundraising made it hard for Madden to find a lane for her own campaign.