Axios: In 2020, Hick Would Have Similar Problems With Progressives as Clinton Axios: In 2020, Hick Would Have Similar Problems With Progressives as Clinton – NTK Network

Axios: In 2020, Hick Would Have Similar Problems With Progressives as Clinton

The D.C.-area publication thinks John Hickenlooper has a Hillary Clinton problem with progressives in the Democratic Party.

By NTK Staff | 08.27.2018 @2:30pm
Axios: In 2020, Hick Would Have Similar Problems With Progressives as Clinton

Outgoing Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) made the rounds with Axios last week in Denver, refusing to tamp down speculation that he will run for president in less than two years.

Axios‘s Neal Rothschild reported:

Speaking at an Axios event in Denver on Friday, Democratic governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper said that he has talked to a lot of “old friends” this summer about a potential 2020 run. “I’ve done politics for 15 years…and I still feel like I’m on the steep side of the learning curve. It’s been very, very useful to talk to people and say, ‘What are the sacrifices?’, ‘What does it take to be successful?’ We’re still working on it.”

But Axios followed up on Friday with a note of how difficult a time Hickenlooper may have with progressives if he chooses to run in 2020.

One of the lead organizers of an anti-fracking ballot initiative in Colorado said this week the state’s Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper would alienate himself from progressives if he ran for president given his support for the oil industry.

…Bottom line: On environmental and energy issues, Hickenlooper would be in similar spot with environmentalists and the oil industry as Hillary Clinton was, which is to say: frequent tension with the former and muted relations with the latter.

Hickenlooper may seek to run away from these tough issues if and when he runs for president, but if the last two years of progressive and ‘resistance’ activity are any indicator, the governor won’t be able to hide.

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