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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper inches toward 2020 presidential race

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks to a large crowd in Hayden in 2011.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking steps toward a presidential run in 2020, holding meetings with veteran political players, ahead of a visit to Iowa next month for an official trip that is sure to draw attention.

The Democrat's actions in recent months signal to his closest associates and top party strategists that the former Denver mayor and two-term governor is more serious than ever about mounting a White House bid against President Donald Trump.

"John's sense of timing in politics is his lucky star. It served him well when he ran for mayor and then governor. It may do the same for a run in 2020," said Alan Salazar, Hickenlooper's former chief political strategist.

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