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If you thought the Democratic primary field was lacking in mediocre white guys, you’re in luck!

John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado, is expected to announce plans next week to enter the Democratic primary for president, Fox News has learned.

Hickenlooper’s team has been granted a city permit to hold an event at Denver’s Civic Center Park on Thursday, according to paperwork filed with the city. Andy Boian, an informal adviser to Hickenlooper, told Fox News the event will be a presidential announcement.

Hickenlooper prides himself on reaching across the aisle, and has worked together on issues with former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican. He was on 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential shortlist before she chose Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

Jay Inslee running, fine — he’s not going to be the nominee but he’s trying to draw attention to a critical issue and there’s nothing for him to run for WA. Beto — I would prefer he run for Senate just because he wouldn’t be in my top 5 of potential nominees, but it’s at least possible for him to win. But what’s the point of this vanity campaign? To find out how many Democratic primary voters’s ideal candidate is Tim Kaine, but blander?

Of course, the fact that many people will defend the insane idea of Sherrod Brown being the Dem nominee suggests denial about the current state of play in the Senate and/or its importance is all too widespread.

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