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John Hickenlooper

John
Hickenlooper

(John Hickenlooper dropped out of the race on 8/15/19) John Hickenlooper served as the Governor of Colorado from 2011-2019. He actually started out as a geologist before leaving the hard and fast life of earth sciences behind. He opened a brewery in downtown Denver and later became mayor of that same city. Hickenlooper went to school at Wesleyan University, where he got his B.A. and M.A. in geology (hell ya!). Learn more about John “The Rock Doctor” Hickenlooper below:

Why are you running

“I feel like I’m the one person that has actually spent my life both in small business [and] 8 years a mayor [and] 8 years a governor. My job was to bring people together... and figure out how to get them to put down their weapons and then get stuff done.”

— John Hickenlooper

Top Priorities

Health Care

Those who wish to keep private coverage can do so, everyone will be able to access an affordable public option like Medicare.

Climate Change

Create new jobs in climate-related industries by collaborating with and incentivizing the private sector.

Economic Opportunity for All

Create a modern, well-paid workforce, rebuild infrastructure, promote entrepreneurship, ensure the tax code rewards work, and promote open and fair trade.

Tweeter in Chief

Pod Save America

2020: John Hickenlooper on brewing beer and winning purple states

Timestamps

[00:01:56] – on why he’s running for president

[00:05:30] – how to work with D.C. Republicans

[00:10:28] – how to pass legislative agendas within existing power dynamics

[00:11:50] – on immigration

[00:13:08] – his top legislative priorities

[00:14:09] – on his thoughts and plans for health care

[00:20:08] – on his thoughts on the Green New Deal and climate change

[00:23:39] – on addressing climate change in an ideologically polarized society

[00:25:40] – on trade deals and the difficulty Democrats have addressing it

[00:27:57] – on trade, climate change and diplomacy

[00:32:07] – on how his experience with unemployment shaped his economic policy

[00:36:42] – on the cost of living and household budgets

[00:39:35] – on Trump tax cuts

[00:41:36] – how to approach voters who feel they’ve been “left behind”

[00:44:24] – lessons taken from passing gun safety measures in Colorado after Aurora

[00:47:20] – on how attending funerals as governor changed him

[00:51:30] – the role of the president in unification, morality and decency

On coming together on issues like immigration

Why health care is his legislative priority

On passing gun safety measures after Aurora

Timestamps

[00:00:48] – on why he’s running for president

[00:04:22] – how to work with D.C. Republicans

[00:09:20] – how to pass legislative agendas within existing power dynamics

[00:10:37] – on immigration

[00:12:00] – his top legislative priorities

[00:13:01] – on his thoughts and plans for health care

[00:19:00] – on his thoughts on the Green New Deal and climate change

[00:22:30] – on addressing climate change in an ideologically polarized society

[00:24:35] – on trade deals and the difficulty Democrats have addressing it

[00:26:52] – intertwining trade, climate change and diplomacy

[00:28:14] – on how his experience with unemployment shapes his economic policy

[00:32:49] – on the cost of living and household budgets

[00:35:40] – on Trump tax cuts

[00:37:43] – how to approach voters who feel they’ve been “left behind”

[00:40:30] – lessons taken from passing gun safety measures in Colorado after Aurora

[00:43:28] – on how attending funerals as governor changed him

[00:47:38] – the role of the president in unification, morality and decency

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