Hicknlooper Senate video 2

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches his 2020 campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Cory Gardner in a video posted to his campaign website just before midnight Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday he is dropping out of the Senate race to run for Jefferson County Commissioner, The Onion satirically reported Thursday.

"I’m not done fighting for the people of the Lakewood Metropolitan Area," The Onion jokingly quoted Hickenlooper saying. “For all my supporters, from Wheat Ridge to parts of Arvada, who urged me leave the Senate race to concentrate on running for county commissioner, I want you to know I heard you loud and clear."

The Onion posted the story following Hickenlooper's announcement that he is running for Senate against Republican Corey Gardner following his withdrawal from the presidential race.

The article went on to say that Hickenlooper will have stoplights fixed, upgrade playground equipment and establish speed bumps, noting he had saved $230 from his Senate campaign.

You can read The Onion's tongue-in-cheek piece here.

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