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2020 Siren: Governor Meeting With ‘High-Dollar Democratic Circles’

The outgoing governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, is ramping up his presidential efforts – before his time in office is complete.

By NTK Staff | 07.30.2018 @12:15pm
2020 Siren: Governor Meeting With ‘High-Dollar Democratic Circles’

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) has been to “high-dollar Democratic donor circles, to lunch and dinner, in New York, Boston and D.C.” recently, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

It’s buried in the 17th paragraph of the Post‘s latest write-up of 2020 jockeying, but it’s the kind of detail that will give Coloradans – who have Hickenlooper as their governor for five more months – some pause.

Others such as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have opted so far to pass on any list-building activity completely. He has chosen instead to travel the country to meet privately with Democratic leaders and donors at informal private salons that have sprung up around the country.

“He is being invited into a lot of high-dollar Democratic donor circles, to lunch and dinner, in New York, Boston and D.C.,” said an adviser to the governor, who asked for anonymity to discuss the off-the-record events.

Hickenlooper, who has been vacationing this month in the first primary state of New Hampshire, has been pitching himself as an entrepreneur politician with a record of rising above partisan divisions to get results for his Western state.

As NTK Network has pointed out, Hickenlooper’s aggressive planning for 2020 – regardless of what decision he makes – seems to violate earlier pledges he made to not focus on 2020 until he has finished his job as governor.

Hickenlooper has five months left on the job, and his constituents may not take too kindly to being treated as a second priority as the outgoing governor makes his 2020 plans.

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