RadioOnFire.com – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for president Thursday.
“Today, I’m ending my campaign for president. But I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together,” Hickenlooper tweeted.
He had been urged to run for Senate in Colorado, challenging Sen. Cory Gardner. In a video attached to his tweet, he said he’d give that “serious thought” but made no announcement.
As a presidential candidate, Hickenlooper had painted himself as a relative centrist in the crowded, mostly progressive presidential field of more than 20 candidates. But he wasn’t able to gain much traction. He had not met the polling or fundraising requirements to participate in the September debate.