DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
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The night of April 19, 1988, in the tense, people-packed auditorium at Burlington High School in Burlington, Vermont, Bernie Sanders strode stern-faced into enemy territory. The city’s crotchety, socialist, obstinately independent mayor planted himself at the center of the stage at the Democratic Party’s caucus, an event he had never once participated in, stood behind the lectern and drilled into the audience a five-minute speech in which he backed the Rev. Jesse Jackson. He praised the Baptist minister and civil rights activist as “a candidate for president who has done more than any other candidate in living memory to bring together the disenfranchised,” “a candidate who is creating a historic coalition, of working people, of poor people, of women, of minorities, of students, of farmers, of peace advocates, of environmentalists” and “a man who has waged the most courageous and exciting political campaign in the modern history of our … [Read more...] about What Jesse Taught Bernie About Running for President
Grace Panetta, provided by Published 3:54 am PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 NBC Colorado's former Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper launched his presidential campaign on Monday. Hickenlooper, 66, served as Colorado's highly popular governor for two terms. Before that, he was the mayor of Denver and a successful businessman. As governor, Hickenlooper developed a reputation as a centrist, pragmatic problem-solver as opposed to a partisan firebrand. His announcement video charts his own career path from a laid-off geologist to governor, outlines his experience, and frames Trump as a "bully." Colorado's former Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper launched his 2020 presidential campaign Monday, the 14th Democratic candidate to jump into the field. Hickenlooper, 66, served as Colorado's highly popular governor for two terms before being succeeded by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. Before that, he was the mayor of Denver (a non-partisan position) and a successful businessman … [Read more...] about Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announces a run for president
Elizabeth Warren chose the final day of 2018 to announce her interest in running for president in 2020. She's among the first to enter what's expected to be a crowded race. A new exploratory committee allows her to start raising money, hire staff and travel to early primary states. It also makes her the first U.S. senator and first woman to take official steps toward a 2020 campaign that could eventually include nearly two dozen contenders. At least seven other senators, current and former mayors, governors, cabinet secretaries and former vice president Joe Biden are considering bids. The 69-year-old just won her second Senate term in November. She represents Massachusetts, but was born and raised in Oklahoma. Warren taught at law schools in New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania before ending up at Harvard University. With a background in bankruptcy and commercial law, she pushed for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in response to the 2008 economic collapse. In … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren could face crowded Democratic field in 2020 race
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson and Victoria McGrane Globe Staff December 05, 2018 Former governor Deval Patrick, who considered launching an aspirational, unifying presidential campaign at a time of deep national division, has told associates that he will not run for president in 2020.Former Patrick aides declined to discuss his reasoning and said he planned to issue a formal announcement as soon as Thursday.Until recently, Patrick had been testing the waters for a nationwide campaign. He traveled widely to campaign for Democrats during the midterms, dusting off his soaring, hopeful rhetoric before audiences in key primary states such as South Carolina. He granted national media interviews and assented to a lengthy profile in The New Yorker last month. Advertisement Former aides, meanwhile, launched a PAC to support candidates who embraced his values, raising $500,000. And … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Deval Patrick running in 2020? Questions remain