Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper kicks off presidential campaign at Civic Center Park

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 07, 2019

DENVER — John Hickenlooper will officially kick off his campaign after formally launching his 2020 presidential bid Monday.

Colorado’s former governor will appear at a “hometown send-off” event in Denver at Civic Center Park Thursday evening. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are scheduled to perform during the event.

After Thursday’s send-off, Hickenlooper will campaign in Iowa. He is scheduled to appear at events across the Midwestern state on Friday and Saturday.

Hickenlooper, whose presidential bid has been long-anticipated, officially put his hat in the race Monday morning with an announcement in which the former Colorado governor talks of repairing “damage” done to the country by the current administration.

The term-limited governor and former Denver mayor has raised over $1 million in less than 24 hours.

Doors to the Civic Center Park event will open to the public at 5 p.m. Tickets are not required, but the general public is encouraged to sign up at

Watch him kick off his campaign in the player above or the video below: