Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Colorado add-on likely for Obama

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We noted earlier this month that current Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and former Denver Mayor Federico Pena were the two candidates running for the Colorado add-on position to be picked on May 17. Pena supports Obama, Hickenlooper was Uncommitted, and the winner was in doubt.

Well, we were told today that Hickenlooper has withdrawn his name for the position, which guarantees it for Pena, and will give the add-on vote to Obama once it becomes official on Saturday.

Update: Here's the story from the Denver Post.

6 comments:

rkw said...

Hickenlooper has to be the absolute best name of the primary season.

Hickenlooper......

Oreo said...

They call him Hick here. He's a great guy.

David said...

Yep, owns Wynkoop's Brewery - I'll buy a beer for everybody! (Just kidding - he does own that)

Oreo said...

He sold his stake in the restaurants. Also owned a part of The Cherry Cricket... best burgers in Denver.

I'd say he has a huge future in national politics but I don't think Denverites will let him go!

CO voter said...

I watched Pena introduce Obama an over-flow rally at Denver University. Later that day Hickenlooper introduced Bill Clinton at a rally at the same location in Denver (but smaller by about 12,000 people). Pena is going to endorse Obama and I'm glad Hickenlooper withdrew his name

Xyxox said...

Jim McDermott of Washingotn has endorsed Obama

blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/seattlepolitics/archives/138941.asp