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CO Gov Leans Toward 2020 Decision; Said Earlier He’d Wait Until His Term Expires

John Hickenlooper is reportedly getting closer to a decision on running for president in 2020. He suggested earlier in the summer he'd wait to decide until his term expires.

By NTK Staff | 07.24.2018 @11:30am
CO Gov Leans Toward 2020 Decision; Said Earlier He’d Wait Until His Term Expires

Recent reports suggest Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) is leaning toward making a 2020 decision before the end of summer, a possible flip-flop from his earlier position suggesting he’d wait to decide until the end of his term as governor.

As NTK Network reported, Hickenlooper addressed the 2020 question at a National Governors Association (NGA) meeting earlier this month. He sounded very interested in a potential run, and suggested he’ll decide “in the next month or so.”

Earlier in the summer, though, Hickenlooper talked about how running for 2020 before the end of his term as governor would be a distraction and disadvantage to both him and his Cabinet.

From CNN:

Once rumored as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton, Hickenlooper said his focus remains on his state.

…”The moment I start a PAC and start talking about what I’m going to do in 2020 not only do I get distracted, but my Cabinet gets distracted and it’s a disadvantage,” Hickenlooper said. “I’ve attracted, I think, the most talented team of people I’ve ever worked with, and we’re taking on what I think are the most important issues the state can deal with. I think it’s more important to focus on that and finish strong.”

As Hickenlooper receives more of the attention afforded a presidential candidate, an early announcement on running may be too much to pass up – even it it becomes a flip-flop for the outgoing governor.

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