Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign, but doesn't rule out Senate

Former Colorado governor was unable to gain traction in crowded Democratic field

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, shown in 2017, has dropped his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

On Thursday, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the end of his 2020 presidential campaign.

Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, have urged him to take on Republican Sen. Cory Gardner instead, and he said he would give that “serious thought.”

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