|Gov. John Hickenlooper |
Photo: Theo Stroomer/Politico
He’s been working with Gov. John Kasich on health care legislation and he was asked about a presidential run with the Ohio governor. He mused that it was unlikely, but “you never know.” The last Colorado governor to run for president as an independent was Dick Lamm, who for a short time was the Reform Party nominee for president in 1996. Ross Perot, founder and funder of the party, decided he wanted the title back and took it. (His race was a bust with 8 percent of the national vote.)
Hickenlooper also confirmed most Colorado political observers’ views: Sen. Cory Gardner was damaged by the health care debacle. Hickenlooper said he was “disappointed” with Gardner and wouldn’t rule out a run for the senate in 2020.
Watch interview here (approx. mark 8:20)