Hickenlooper faces tough welcome from Democrats after Senate campaign launch

Hickenlooper faces tough welcome from Democrats after Senate campaign launch 1 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was not given a backslapping response from his fellow Democrats following his announcement he would run for the U.S. Senate this election cycle.

Fresh after Hickenlooper dropped his presidential campaign bid, the Colorado Democrat launched his Senate campaign.

However, the field of Democratic primary candidates seeking to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner had already begun to fill with almost a dozen candidates, and the response from the state party as well as the field of candidates and their supporters was immediate.

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