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Hickenlooper raises over $1M within 48 hours of announcing 2020 run

CBS News logo CBS News 3/6/2019 Emily Tillett
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Less than 48 hours after announcing he would be joining the 2020 presidential race, former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has raised over $1 million dollars for his campaign. He announced his 2020 candidacy early Monday with a campaign video that highlights his career as a two-term governor and two-term Denver mayor. In his appeal to voters, Hickenlooper addresses recession, droughts and floods, and the mass shooting in Aurora in 2012.  

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"The surge of support and enthusiasm for the governor is clear," said Hickenlooper's finance director Dan Sorenson in a statement on Tuesday. "Governor Hickenlooper's record of bringing people together and delivering real results on health care, climate, and gun reform is resonating across the country."

The geologist-turned-brewery entrepreneur became a millionaire after his Wynkoop Brewing Co. became a success in the Colorado region.

Who else has hit the $1 million mark?

Hickenlooper is just one of four Democrats to hit a financing milestone this early in the campaign cycle. Here's who else raised serious funds the first hours of their campaigns. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders - raised more than $1 million for his 2020 presidential campaign in less than four hoursSen. Kamala Harris - raised $1.5 million from more than 38,000 people in all 50 states in the first 24 hours of her campaign Sen. Amy Klobuchar - raised more than $1 million in the first 48 hours of her campaign.
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