Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper doesn't shy away from rumored presidential run

Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 19:45:57-04

DENVER — Governor John Hickenlooper didn’t shy away from questions about his fate as a presidential candidate.

Earlier this week, Denver7’s news partner, The Denver Post reported Hickenlooper recently met with political operatives.

"It certainly sounds like, at least several people want to know if I'm running for president," said Hickenlooper after immediately walking into a regular press briefing.

“Nothing has changed. I've got 303 days left. My 100 percent focus is trying to make sure that we are able to deliver the innovation and projects we are so deeply involved in right now," he said.

The governor is focused on his agenda, saying he hasn't set up a political action committee, and an upcoming trip to Iowa is simply a speaking gig.

"I had several events yesterday, more people asking me if I'm running for president then I think ever," the governor said. 

Hickenlooper was on Hillary Clinton's short list. He's a Democrat with bi-partisan appeal. It makes sense for his name to surface.

"Have you discussed this with your wife and son?” asked Denver7’s Marc Stewart.

“I have, I have discussed with my wife and son. It was some time while ago. It's not something we talk about frequently," he responded.