Hickenlooper To End WH Bid, No Word On Senate Run

The New York Times reports:

John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor whose low-key brand of moderate politics made him popular in his home state but limited his appeal in a Democratic primary filled with urgent progressive energy, is expected to announce on Thursday that he is ending his presidential campaign, according to two people familiar with his planning.

Mr. Hickenlooper has been seriously considering a run for the Republican-held Senate seat in Colorado that is up for election in 2020 — a key pickup target in the Democrats’ strategy to try to retake control of the Senate. The Democrats familiar with Mr. Hickenlooper’s planning said they did not expect him to make an announcement about a Senate run on Thursday.