Hickenlooper asks Ivanka Trump for 2020 support

Hickenlooper asks Ivanka Trump for 2020 support
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Democratic presidential candidate John HickenlooperJohn Wright HickenlooperPoll: Trump trails three Democrats by 10 points in Colorado The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE asked an unlikely person to support his long-shot candidacy: White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Trump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia MORE

The former governor of Colorado tweeted at the president's daughter and asked if he can "count on" her support after she tweeted about the "Colorado success story." 

Trump tweeted that "since the election," Colorado has seen an increase in average hourly earnings, the creation of 143,900 new jobs and an uptick in the labor force participation rate. 

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"Let's keep winning Colorado!" she tweeted. 

"Hey @IvankaTrump, I'm running for president on our economic success in Colorado. Can I count on your support?" Hickenlooper quipped back.

Hickenlooper is one of more than two dozen Democrats seeking the party's nomination to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE in 2020. 

His bid for the presidency has not gained much traction in the crowded field.

He is, however, seen as a stronger candidate for a Senate seat. Hickenlooper said he does not plan to drop out of the primary to seek a spot in the Senate.