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John Hickenlooper, former Colorado governor, enters 2020 presidential race

March 4, 2019

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday he is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, holding up his gubernatorial and mayoral experience as proof that he can bring “the progressive change that Washington has failed to deliver.”

“I’m John Hickenlooper, I am running for president because we are facing a crisis that threatens everything we stand for,” Mr. Hickenlooper said in an announcement video.

Mr. Hickenlooper touted how he co-founded a brewery before entering politics.

He said he helped transform Denver as mayor into a model for what a city could be and said as governor from 2011 to 2019, he expanded health care, bolstered the job market, strengthened environmental laws and tightened restrictions on guns.

“I am running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done,” he said. “I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change that Washington has failed to deliver.”

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