As I noted earlier today, former Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had the grace to step out of the 2020 Presidential contest to run for Senate, but he won't have an easy time in the primary.
Former presidential candidate John Hickenlooper is considering a Senate run.
In his announcement declaring he is dropping out of the presidential race, Hickenlooper said he'll "give some serious thought" to running for Senate. A decision could take weeks.
More than 10 Democrats are already hoping to challenge Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020.
On Thursday, several candidates announced they would not drop out should Hickenlooper join the race.
"This won't be a coronation," State Sen. Angela Williams, a current Senate candidate, said.
Senate candidate Mike Johnston also implied he is staying in the race.
“I am so grateful for the support we have received from people in places across the state, am energized by the campaign that lies ahead, and excited to win back control of the Senate and get to work for the people of Colorado," Johnston said in a statement.
Andrew Romanoff also told FOX31 he won't drop out.
"I'm running for Senate -- I intend to stay in this race -- because I'm running to get things done," Romanoff said.
Alice Madden also announced she would not drop out.
Beto O'Rourke on the other hand has no plans for running for the Senate in Texas, despite his near zero numbers in the polls.
Beto O'Rourke returned to the campaign trail Thursday with a speech in his hometown of El Paso. The former Texas congressman, who had effectively suspended his campaign after the mass shooting in El Paso earlier this month, laid out a new approach to his candidacy. He said that instead of prioritizing early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire, he would instead concentrate on communities where President Trump has been "terrorizing, and terrifying and demeaning our fellow Americans."
"As we head back on the campaign trail today, I know there is a way to do this better. And that came to me last week someone asked if I was going to be heading back to Iowa to go to the Iowa State Fair," O'Rourke, who has repeatedly accused the president of racism in recent weeks, said. "And I said, 'No, I can't go back for that, but I also can't go back to that.'"
During the speech, O'Rourke also announced plans to immediately visit Mississippi in the wake of the ICE raids that detained 680 people last week. O'Rourke also said he would travel to Arkansas, where he will keynote the Arkansas Democratic Party's Third Annual Clinton Dinner.
I'm really kid of hoping Hickenlooper loses the primary and Republican Sen. Cory Gardner then loses in November to whoever beats Hickenlooper, just so we can go "I told you so" to both these jackasses.
You should have run for the Senate from the beginning.