Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
John Hickenlooper, Colorado's Democratic governor from 2011 to 2019, officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign on Monday.
The big picture: Hickenlooper, who is marketing himself as a pragmatic and productive moderate, is a candidate with little national name recognition attempting to break through the noise with a unique pitch in a crowded Democratic race. He filed documents Monday morning with the FEC and is expected to formally announce his candidacy at a Thursday event, as first reported by the Colorado Sun.