Hickenlooper will not be the first governor in the race, he was beaten on Friday by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
Former two-term Colorado governor John Hickenlooper (D.) is likely to announce his presidential campaign on Thursday in Denver, according to the Colorado Sun.
"The former Colorado governor received a permit to hold an event March 7 in the amphitheater at Civic Center park," according to records obtained by the outlet. "The disclosure comes a day after The Sun cited several sources close to the Democrat who said that he would announce a bid the first week of March."
Colorado Politics has also reported that numerous "Democrats with knowledge of Hickenlooper's plans" have confirmed that the decision has been reached, and the campaign is a go.
Hickenlooper has been traveling to Iowa and New Hampshire in recent months, and he has been fairly direct about his intentions.