Hickenlooper, who has had difficulty breaking out of the overcrowded candidate field, has not yet decided whether he will run for the Senate, as the party leaders have asked him to do so. He is not about to make an announcement on Thursday's decision.
Hickenlooper's decision was first reported by the Associated Press.
Hickenlooper's candidacy was to prevent the left wing blow of the Democratic Party. The dual governor of Colorado was a moderate primary voice, making his opposition to democratic socialism – including the political philosophy of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – the central theme of his election campaign.
However, this strategy did not prevail and stood up for Hickenlooper The campaign lost three of its senior executives in early July, including Brad Komar, the Campaign Manager. The losses signaled to many Democrats that Hickenlooper's election campaign was in the final stages, but Democrats, who were close to the governor, said he wanted to stay in CNN's debate at the end of July and rethink his chances.
After this debate, the former Denver appeared The mayor would have difficulty entering the stage in the next round of debates in September, as he was left behind for both the funding and voting thresholds for the qualification. challenged Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican who was considered one of the most vulnerable legislators in 2020.
Hickenlooper spoke to Senate Minority Chairman Chuck Schumer from New York about a possible Gardner challenge after the July debate. Following this conversation, he continued his presidential campaign and visited the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines along with many other presidential candidates last weekend.
Hickenlooper, however, faces two problems in a Senate run: The Governor Has The Prospectus of Demanding for the Senate and Democratic Senate of Colorado Mike Johnston raised more in the second quarter of 201
The former governor spent the first months of his presidential campaign pushing the Senate race onto him.
"If the Senate is so good, how is it that all these senators are trying to get out?" Hickenlooper told CNN earlier this year, pointing to the number of Democratic senators running for office.
"The Senate does not attract me," he said. "It just does not attract me."
But last weekend, as his presidential campaign neared its end, he told CNN, "I'm not ruling out anything."
Even in a crowded democratic elementary school, Hickenlooper is still considered the party's strongest candidate against Gardner. Curtis Hubbard, a Democratic strategist for a company that has worked for Hickenlooper in the past, has recently registered domain names like Hick4Senate.com in the hope that the former governor will change races.