Gov. John Hickenlooper ventured to Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday to lay the groundwork for a possible presidential bid in 2020. He was meeting Democratic state lawmakers, party officials, community leaders and campaigning for Iowa’s Democratic candidate for governor Fred Hubbell on Saturday.
He also spoke at the annual international World Food Prize gathering at a downtown hotel, and discussed ways he’s tried to bring people together as governor, a message he hopes resonates here.
“They’re pragmatists, they want to see stuff get done, that’s encouraging to hear,” Hickenlooper said of Iowans. He told CPR News before the World Food Prize event that one thing he will highlight is the importance of good, effective government.
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