Hickenlooper jumps into the Democratic presidential primary
And then there were a dozen—former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his presidential bid Monday, becoming the twelfth major Democratic candidate to announce or file paperwork.
Framing himself as someone who has a history standing up to "bullies" and a progressive who has a record of success on issues like climate change and gun control in a purple state, Hickenlooper made his announcement in a new video on social media.
"I’m running for president because we’re facing a crisis that threatens everything we stand for," he said.
"I’m running for president became we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done. I’ve proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver. Join me, and we’ll repair the damage done to our country and be stronger than ever."
Read more from NBC News' Ali Vitali on Hickenlooper's announcement and watch his video below.