Three more candidates have recently joined in, or will soon be joining in, the Democrat primary to ultimately take on President Trump.
First, Senator Bernie Sanders said he will run, but clarified it was not an official announcement. His official announcement will take place this upcoming week in New York.
Then, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced he wants to be considered for the Democratic nomination.
Now, it is being reported former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has scheduled an event where he will announce that he wants in on the competition.
From the Washington Examiner:
John Hickenlooper has scheduled an event in Denver on March 7 where he is expected to join the throng of Democrats vying for the White House in 2020.
The former Democratic governor of Colorado, who has been mulling a run for months, received a permit to hold an event billed as a “celebration” in Denver’s Civic Center Park, the Colorado Sun reports. Sources close to Hickenlooper said Thursday that Hickenlooper would be announcing a run sometime during the first week of March.
Hinkenlooper, 67, will be part of a large field of Democratic candidates and will start firmly in the second tier, behind big names like Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Andy Boian, a political strategist who has informally advised the former governor over the years, told news outlet KDVR that Hickenlooper is running. “Hickenlooper is going to announce he is running for President of the United States at this event,” he said.
Here’s more, from the Hill:
The Colorado Sun reports that Hickenlooper has registered an event with local officials for March 7 at Denver’s Civic Center park, which is being billed to supporters as a “celebration.”
The Sun also reports that several sources close to the former governor expect an official announcement to come in the first week of March.
“Hickenlooper has been teasing a potential White House bid for months, telling reporters in December that he was ‘past 50-50’ on the chances of him running for president, while attacking President Trump’s record on economic issues for rural states,” the Hill reports.
According to the report, Hickenlooper previously told CNN, “We’re seeing all kinds of evidence that the Trump presidency isn’t succeeding. It’s not taking America where it needs to go. It certainly isn’t fulfilling his promises to the rural parts of America.”
The Director of Special Projects for @Hickenlooper's Giddy Up PAC has reserved Civic Center Park for a "celebration" on Thursday from 5p-8p, in the name of JHFP Inc. Um…John Hickenlooper For President, Inc? #copolitics pic.twitter.com/8JoYdRkqwi
— Marshall Zelinger (@Marshall9News) March 1, 2019
The litany of candidates undoubtedly offers Democrats a full range of candidates to choose from that find themselves across the leftist spectrum.
The far Leftist ideologies of Sanders and others are easily contrasted to the more centralist (but still Left) views of Hickenlooper.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke have not yet announced whether or not they are running for 2020. Both are considered frontrunners in the competition.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.